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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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.

Two Robbery Suspects Arrested In Lagos

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A file photo of policemen on patrol.

 

 

The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested two suspected robbers in the Mushin area of Lagos State.

In a statement on Sunday, the command’s spokesman, Bala Elkana, explained that the suspects were arrested by a team of policemen on patrol on Thursday.

“On 22/08/2019 at about 0730hrs,  Anti-Crime patrol team from Mushin Police Station led by Inspector Atipi Agasa while on patrol along Olorunsogo Bus Stop, Mushin intercepted one Omisogun Mathew ‘m’ 25 years old and Yetunde Lawson ‘F’ 28 years on a motorcycle.

“On sighting the police team, the hoodlums attempted to escape but were given a hot chase,” he said.

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Elkana added that one locally-made double barrel pistol with two live cartridges was recovered from them.

According to him, the suspects belong to a five-man armed robbery syndicate operating in Mushin, Ikotun and Igando areas of Lagos.

The Police Public Relations Officer said the duo have been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.

He added that they would soon be charged to court.

Again, Armed Men Invade UI Hostel, Injure Two

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Armed men numbering about 15 suspected to be robbers have yet again invaded another hall of residence in the University of Ibadan.

The armed men stormed the Abdulsalami Abubakar Hall of residence which is comprised of four blocks and houses housing postgraduate students, carting away valuables and injuring two male students.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Idowu Olayinka, who confirmed the attack to Channels TV via the phone call, said the attack took place in the female wing of the hostel around 2 am.

Professor Olayinka explained that the two students were injured while the robbers were trying to escape after one of the students spotted them and raised an alarm.

According to the VC, the police authorities have visited the scene of the crime and commenced an investigation into the matter.

Sunday’s attack comes barely a month after a similar robbery took place.

UPDATED: One Killed, Two Injured In Ondo Bank Robbery

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Armed men believed to be robbers have attacked a commercial bank in Ondo State, south-west Nigeria.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday.

The bank, according to him, is located at Iju in Akure North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Contrary to the conflicting reports on the number of casualties, Mr Joseph said one of the staff members of the bank was shot dead.

He added that two others were injured during the attack and have been taken to a hospital for treatment.

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The Command’s spokesman also said operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad quickly moved to the scene and engaged the robbers in a gun duel.

He noted that this forced the attackers to flee, saying they escaped through a nearby bush.

The robbers were said to have abandoned the two vehicles they used to convey themselves for the operation.

Mr Joseph, however, informed stated that it has not been ascertained if the robbers succeeded in carting away money from the bank.

According to him, normalcy has since returned to the area and security has been beefed up.

The Police Public Relations Officer also said the Command has sent operatives after the suspects with a view to bringing them to justice.

Seven Shot Dead, Five Injured In Ondo Bank Robbery

 

Seven people have been killed after an eleven-man gang of robbers attacked a branch of First Bank in Idoani, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The robbers reportedly stormed the town on Monday afternoon, shooting sporadically and broke the bank’s security doors with an explosive device.

The bank is said to be the only commercial bank in Idoani, serving the other neighboring towns as well.

Channels Television gathered that the robbers shot and killed seven people, including bank officials, a Police Inspector as well as two customers using the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).

Five other persons who sustained serious injuries are presently on admission at the intensive care unit at the General Hospital in the town.

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According to an eyewitness account, the armed robbers escaped through the bush in the area with an unspecified amount of money stolen from the bank.

Shortly after their escape, men of the Nigerian Army arrived at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, SP Femi Joseph confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

He disclosed that one suspect has been apprehended in connection with the robbery attack and investigations are ongoing to fish out the fleeing members.

He appealed to residents to be law-abiding, remain calm not to entertain fears as the police are on top of the situation.

Cardi B’s ‘Dirty Past’ Sparks Controversy On Social Media

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Popular American rapper, singer and songwriter, Cardi B, is currently trending on Social Media following a video which resurfaced online.

In the InsaLive video, which the singer says was done three years ago, she had admitted to drugging and robbing men as a means of survival.

While she admits she isn’t proud of that ‘dirty past’ and no longer tows that path, she has been called out by critics in the wake of similar cases involving other celebrities.

“All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future,” the mother of one said.

 

 

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Many have likened her situation to that of R. Kelly and Bill Cosby who have been accused of sexual assault and some have even asked that a case be taken up against her as with the two celebrities.

“Is there any chance at all that a man could admit to drugging and robbing women and still keep his career?” a Twitter user asked as questions of equality are also being raised.

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Some fans, have, however, argued that while her actions were indeed criminal, she no longer tows the path and she can’t be compared to other celebrities who allegedly committed the crimes despite their status and privilege.

 

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