Ekiti Bank Robbery: Police Declare Suspect Wanted

A map of Ekiti, a state in South-West Nigeria.

 

The Ekiti State Police Command has declared one Samuel Omotoyinbo wanted following the recent bank robbery that took place in Iyin Ekiti last week.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abutu Sunday.

According to the statement, the police authorities called on anyone with a clue that could lead to his arrest to notify the nearest police station.

Omotoyinbo with the nicknames Badoo and Eleven (11) was first declared wanted by the state Police Command some three weeks back for similar allegations.

                 EKITI STATE POLICE COMMAND

PRESS RELEASE

WANTED PERSON

 

The Ekiti State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that one Omotoyinbo Samuel has again been declared wanted by the Nigeria Police. He is suspected to have led the gang of armed Robbers who recently attacked the branch of WEMA Bank in Iyin-Ekiti.

  1. Our Investigation so far has revealed how Omotoyinbo Samuel actively participated in the Bank robbery as mastermind and other robberies, kidnapping and murder incidents in Ekiti State and Ondo State.

 

  1. His real name is Omotoyinbo Samuel but popularly called ELEVEN(11) in Ekiti State and BADO in Ondo State. He is an indigene of iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State where the recent bank robbery incident took place.

The Command implores any person with useful information that could lead to his arrest to please contact the nearest Police Station or the SARS Department on 07031620186 or the PPRO on 09064050086.

 

ASP ABUTU SUNDAY

PPRO

FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

EKITI STATE COMMAND

Two Suspects Arrested In Attempt To Commit Robbery

Odukoya Ayomide and Abiodun Oyenuga were arrested by a team of policemen in Ogun State, south-west Nigeria.

 

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two suspects on their way to a robbery operation along the Awa-Ijebu – Ijebu Ode expressway in south-west Nigeria.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.

He identified the suspects as 32-year-old Odukoya Ayomide and Abiodun Oyenuga, who is also 32 years.

Oyeyemi explained that the suspects were accosted on the expressway on Tuesday last week when the Divisional Police Officer in Awa-Ijebu, Adewalehinmi Joseph, led a team of security operatives on routine patrol in the area.

He stated that the suspects who were on a motorcycle quickly jumped down on sighting the policemen and took to their heels.

“They were hotly chased and one of them – Odukoya Ayomide – was apprehended with a locally made cut to size double barrel gun while the second suspect escaped through the nearby bush.

“The arrested suspect informed the police on interrogation that his fleeing partner was the person who invited him from Ijebu-Ode for robbery operation and that they were just going to carry out the operation when they were accosted by the police,” the command’s spokesman said.

A map of Ogun, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

According to him, information obtained from the arrested suspect led the police to Sagamu where  Oyenuga, his fleeing partner was arrested on Friday last week.

In his reaction, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Edward Ajogun, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS) unit for discreet investigation.

He also warned criminally-minded persons to leave Ogun State, adding that the command would make it too hot for them under his watch.

Two Men Sentenced To 21 Years Imprisonment For Robbery

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A Lagos High Court sitting in the Igbosere area has sentenced two men, Kingsley Baba and Bashiru Musa, to 21 years imprisonment each each for robbery.

Justice Adedayo Akintoye, who delivered the judgment via virtual proceedings, found the two defendants guilty of robbing their boss, Mrs Olutosin Abiola Oshinowo, at Ikoyi, Lagos.

In 2017, The Lagos State Government arraigned the defendants in on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and armed robbery.

The court heard that the duo and others at large robbed two people, Mrs Olutosin Abiola Oshinowo and one Desmond Wester while armed with offensive weapons and stole a laptop, cash, jewellery and an ATM card.

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The offences were said to have been committed in December 8, 2015, at about 3:30am at No.10 Samuel Oloje St., Purview Estate, Ajah, Lagos.

The defendants were arrested by the police and had been in custody since 2015.

According to the prosecutor, the offences, contravened Sections 295(2)and 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The duo however pleaded not guilty and were remanded at a correctional centre, following which trial commenced.

In the judgment, Justice Akintoye held that the evidence of three prosecution witnesses established that a robbery was committed on December 8, 2015.

“The evidence before the court substantiated that a robbery took place but not armed robbery.

“In this case there was no eye witness account to the offence of armed robbery as none of the prosecution witnesses saw the defendants with any weapon.

“Section 166 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) provides that a person charged with an offence can be convicted and punished with another offence as if he was charged with that offence.

“If a defendant did not take part in armed robbery but took part in robbery, he will be convicted on Section 295(1) and not Section 295(2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

“The question here is whether the defendants took part in the robbery.

“The evidence before the court is that the second defendant (Musa) claimed to be asleep when the robbery took place despite the loud noises.

“I find it hard to believe that the second defendant slept all through the entire commotion, doors were broken and gun shots heard.

“The investigating police office gave evidence that it was Musa who asked the first defendant (Baba) and others at large that they should try to rob his madam.

“It is my opinion that Musa did act in a manner to enable others to commit robbery.

“Also the confessional statement of the first defendant (Baba) stated that Musa aided in the robbery.

“The prosecution sufficiently linked the second defendant to the commission of the robbery.

“I hold that the second defendant is guilty of robbing Mrs Olutosin Abiola Oshinowo,” Akintoye said.

The judge also held that the prosecution could not prove the offence of robbery or armed robbery against the second defendant in count three with regard to armed robbery against one Desmond Wester.

She said that the prosecution, however, proved the offence of conspiracy to commit robbery against the first and second defendants.

She said evidence before the court stated that prior before the robbery, PW2(Victim) stated that she has seen the first and second defendants together in front of her house smoking Indian hemp.

The judge also said that the first defendant admitted in his statement that he discussed the robbery with the second defendant and one Emmanuel and Bright still at large.

“To my mind the complicity in the robbery has been established and the conspiracy to commit the robbery has also been established.

“The second defendant Bashiru Musa is found guilty of count two of robbery contrary to Section 295(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011 and he is not guilty of count three alone.

“The defendants are hereby convicted.

“I therefore sentence the first and second defendants on count one to 21 years imprisonment each, less their period of remand.

“The second defendant is sentenced to 21 years imprisonment on count two, less his period of remand. The sentence leveled on the second defendant shall run concurrently.

“On count three the second defendant is found not guilty. This is the sentence of this court,” Akintoye held.

Lagos Court Sentences Two Men To Death For Robbery

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A Lagos State High Court sitting in the Igbosere area has sentenced two robbers, Williams Udoh and Ubong Isaiah, to death for armed robbery.

The Director of Public Affairs at the State Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday

According to the statement, the court sentenced Isaiah to death on Wednesday for armed robbery while Udoh was sentenced to separate 21 years imprisonment for rape at the scene of the crime.

The two robbers were arraigned by the Lagos State government on an amended five-count on June 29, 2017.

The defendants, who pleaded not guilty, robbed the residents of Shepherd Estate in Ijegun on August 2, 2015, during which the first defendant (Udoh) raped one of the victims on her matrimonial bed.

They were arrested by the police and arraigned for conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery, offences which contravened the Criminal Justice Act of Lagos State.

The prosecutor and Solicitor General/ Permanent Secretary at the ministry, Titilayo Shitta-Bey, had urged the court to sentence the defendants accordingly having found them guilty of the charges against them.

She noted that the testimonies of six witnesses, including the victim of rape and armed robbery, confirmed the allegations of the crime against Udoh and Isaiah.

The trial judge, Justice Atinuke Ipaye, stated that the evidence provided by the prosecutor’s witnesses was credible, compelling, and cogent to the ground of the conviction of the defendants.

Justice Ipaye found the two robbers guilty of the charge, saying they were punishable under Sections 261, 297, and 295 (2) of the Criminal Law, CH, C.17 Vol 13 Laws of Lagos State 2015.

“You are hereby sentenced to death on the counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery while the first defendant William Udoh is further sentenced to 21years imprisonment for the offence of rape,” the judge ruled.

Police Arraign Five Suspects Arrested Over Abuja Failed Bank Robbery

A file photo of four of the suspects paraded at the FCT Police Command in Abuja on December 31, 2019. PHOTOS: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

 

The police have arraigned five suspects arrested in connection with the failed robbery attack on a commercial bank in Abuja.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, seven weeks after they were said to have committed the crime.

They were charged with five counts bordering on conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery and illicit possession of firearms.

When the charges were read to them, all the suspects pleaded not guilty.

Upon taking their plea, the lead prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, made an oral application for the court to give both parties a week for the commencement of the trial.

He informed the court that the police were ready to present seven witnesses to testify in the case.

On his part, David Ochimana, who is the counsel to the first defendant and the alleged mastermind of the robbery, Larry Ehizo, aligned himself with the application of the prosecution counsel.

Trapped, Busted!

The suspects were said to have attacked the bank located at Mpape, a satellite town in the nation’s capital on December 28, 2010.

They reportedly gained entry into the banking hall after shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away.

In what looked like a scene out of a movie, scores of residents converged on the area to watch what they had seen on the screen in reality.

Unfortunately for the suspects, the hope of successful and well-planned operation was dashed as they came to the end of their road after they were trapped inside the bank.

 

This was as a result of the prompt response by security operatives made up of men of the Nigeria Police Forces, Nigerian Army, and the Department of State Services (DSS).

The security team arrived shortly after the suspects began the operation and positioned themselves strategically in the area to prevent the assailants from escaping.

The suspects eventually met their waterloo during an exchange of gunfire with the security personnel, resulting in the death of one of them while four others were arrested.

PHOTOS: Police Parade Four Suspects Linked To Abuja Bank Robbery

The four suspects paraded at the FCT Police Command in Abuja on December 31, 2019. PHOTOS: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun

 

 

The police have paraded four suspects for their alleged involvement in Saturday’s bank robbery in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Three of the suspects are said to be part of the group of armed men that attacked the bank while the fourth man is an official of the bank.

The four men were paraded on Tuesday at the Headquarters of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command.

This comes three days after gunmen stormed a commercial bank located at Mpape, a satellite town in the nation’s capital.

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The suspects were said to have gained entry into the banking hall after shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away.

This attracted the attention of many residents in the area who came out to witness what looked like a robbery scene out of a movie.

The assailants, however, came to the end of the road in the bid to carry out a successful and well-planned operation as they were trapped inside the bank.

This was as a result of the prompt response by security operatives made up of men of the Nigeria Police Forces, Nigerian Army, and the Department of State Services (DSS) who positioned themselves strategically in the area.

The suspects, thereafter, engaged the security team in gunfire, resulting in the death of one of the attackers while four others were arrested.

Following the incident, some Nigerians took to Twitter in various hilarious reactions as many described the robbery attack as scenes from popular series – Money Heist.

See the photos of the parade below:

One Chance Operation On The Increase In Abuja

 

Robbing of passengers in commercial vehicles known as one chance is a growing threat to security in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Residents of the city have ugly tales to tell following the loss of their valuables to the criminals almost on daily basis.

One of them is Chris Agabi, who recalled his nasty experience in the hands of the fraudsters said he was robbed of his bank account after being held hostage.

“At about 2 pm, they abducted me and took me to an unknown place. They held me hostage in the car, took my ATM and made sure the pin I gave them was correct.

“They want to the nearest ATM around Kado and withdrew all that was left in my two accounts and went and dropped me around Kado estate,” he said.

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Similarly, another victim, Christiana Uzoba, said she played into the tricks of the criminals while visiting a bereaved family member.

“I boarded this taxi at about 6:15 to 6:20am. There was a guy in front and a lady so I was the last person that joined the taxi.

“After boarding the taxi, before we got to Jaiz bank, they started beating me. They were beating me, suppressed and forced me in between the car seat to ensure I don’t exercise any form of struggle.

“They blindfolded me, collected my bag containing my office laptop. They went through my phone and saw all the messages. So they instructed me to transfer the money I had in my Zenith, Diamond and GT bank accounts.

“They made sure I wiped off all the money I had. They had POS, they withdrew from the POS. At some point the POS wasn’t paying. They started driving around town, blasting music in their car so even if I wanted to scream, nobody would hear me,” she said.

Two Suspects Arrested Over Attack On Maersk MD’s Family

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A file photo of suspects arrested by the police.

 

 

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a robbery attack on the residence of the Managing Director of Maersk Nig. Ltd., Gildas Tohouo.

The incident occurred on Sunday at the Cul-De-Sac compound on Lugard Avenue in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

The suspects – Olamide Goke (an in-house electrician) and Ade Akanbi (his accomplice) had carried out the attack on the family while pretending to be in the building to rectify an electrical fault.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Mr Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident and the arrest to Channels Television.

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He explained that men of the Lagos State Police Command moved into the area shortly after the incident occurred and arrested the suspects.

Elkana disclosed that Tohouo’s wife, Bernadette, a Hungarian and mother of three, died from injuries sustained from the attack.

On his part, Tohouo was critically injured and has been taken to an undisclosed hospital in the Victoria Island axis of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer added that the suspects have been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal and Intelligence Department, Panti in Yaba, for discreet investigation and subsequent prosecution.

Police Arrest Two Suspects Over Attack On Nigeria’s Maersk MD

 

Two suspects have been arrested in connection to yesterday’s robbery attack that occurred at the residence of the managing director of Maersk, Gildas Tohouo in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.

The suspects, an in house electrician and his friend had allegedly carried out the attack on the family claiming they are in the building to rectify an electrical fault.

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Confirming the incident, the police public relations officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana told Channels Television that the police moved into the area minute’s after the incident and arrested the suspects

While his wife died during the attack, Mr. Gildas is critically injured and has been attended to an undisclosed hospital in victoria island.

The police added that investigations are on and the suspects will soon be charged.

Police Officer Killed, Unspecified Sum Of Money Carted Away As Robbers Invade Bank In Ekiti

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Armed robbers have invaded a bank (Wema) in Ise Ekiti, killing a police officer and carting away unspecified amount of money.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti state, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu who confirmed the incident said the gang broke the bank security door with dynamite to gain access.

He said men of the force are on the robbers’ trail and called on residents of the state not to entertain fear.

Army Dismisses Three Soldiers Over Alleged Kidnapping, Armed Robbery

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The Nigerian Army has dismissed three soldiers for their alleged involvement in kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism in Borno State.

Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, announced the dismissal on Sunday at the headquarters in Maimalari cantonment.

According to him, the three dismissed soldiers were arrested in a hotel in Maiduguri alongside 25 others, also alleged to be members of a notorious cult group terrorizing the state capital.

Adeniyi further explained that the arrest was made possible by a Joint Task Force including local hunters, the police, the NSCDC, DSS and the Army following a tip off.


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Also speaking on the matter, the state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Ndatsu, said the Force has found the suspects guilty of criminal conspiracy and unlawful assembly.

Some of the items recovered from them include mobile sets, ID cards, calabashes, water pots containing red contents believed to be human blood and a sticker with an inscription that suggests a cult group affiliation.

Police Arrest Two Robbery Suspects In Lagos

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A file photo of a police patrol van.

 

 

The police have arrested two notorious armed robbery suspects in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.

Those arrested are Seyi Ogundele – age 36 years old and nicknamed Spartacus – and Ogunmola Akintola who is 30 years old and also known as T-90.

The duo were arrested on Friday last week by policemen attached to Ejigbo Police Station in a joint operation with six others attached to Raiders State CID, Panti  Yaba.

The police operatives stormed a criminal hideout at Coker junction by NNPC Road and arrested the suspects said to be involved in series of armed robberies within Ejigbo and environs.

Mr Bala Elkana, who is the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said in a statement on Sunday that investigation was ongoing, and the suspects would be charged to court.