From law to lawlessness:Lawyer leads robbery gang

Date: 21-09-2012 8:10 am (9 years ago) | Author: Ernest Somba
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Although, he was trained to be a minister in the temple of justice, a legal practitioner has been arrested for alleged role in armed robberies. Barrister Promise(other names withheld) led a deadly gang that specialized in snatching at gun-point exotic cars, especially Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) of different brands. Impeccable police source said that the lawyer recruited members of his gang who usually carried out operations while he remained at the background as the sole receiver of the vehicles.



“He is a lawyer and also a car dealer, who deals only in stolen vehicles. He doesn’t go for operations but he was the sole receiver of the stolen vehicles. He recruited them and bought the vehicles cheaply from the gang,” the police source said. Most of stolen vehicles were sold in Onitsha, Anambra State. When the crack team of FCT Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) stormed Promise’s residence in Gwagalada, he had fled but was later apprehended in Lugbe, Abuja.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Alkali Usman told Crimewatch that when they received complaints and petitions from the victims he quickly ordered the officer in charge of SARS, Commander, Supol Benneth Igweh (CSP) and his team  to take action . He said this was  after Barrister Promise’s gang snatched an SUV in Port-Harcourt, robbed the victim and took the stolen vehicle to Abuja and parked it at Promise’s house. CP Usman stated that the same gang also robbed a woman in Port-Harcourt  as she was taking her daughter to school and snatched the car and parked it at  their gang-leader’s compound.

The Commissioner of Police, Adenrele Shinaba, told Crimewatch that the victim was lucky  because he has a track which was used by SARS operatives to track the SUV and after conversation with the suspect, he ran away from his house in Gwagalada. The policemen  from SARS went and locked up his house. He said  he was later arrested in Lugbe, Abuja. CP Shinaba explained that when Promise was picked up, “we arrested a lady simply called  Amarachi, girlfriend of one of the members of the gang.

Amarachi always took the stolen  cars  to Onitsha in search of buyers. When she discovered that policemen  were looking for her, she quickly relocated. She was arrested through phone call,” he said. According to him, Promise’s arrest led to the apprehension of  other suspects Chimazie, Micheal and John who are now at SARS for further interrogation. Promise told Crimewatch that he is a qualified lawyer and car dealer.

“I am a lawyer I attended Abia State University. I graduated in 1999 and I went to Law School in 2000 and when I came back, I started practising in Abuja.” CP  Shinaba added that Promise and his gang took the detectives to several states including Nasarawa, Edo, Ogun and Kaduna to recover all the cars such as  Inifinity Jeep Reg. No. SN695KJA, Toyota Hilux Reg. No: SMK 680 AE, Honda Pilot Jeep Red Colour, Honda CRV Jeep 2007 Mode No. AL. 99ENG and Toyota Camry Car Reg. No BP 433 BRC. He said some of the victims have come to the command to identify their cars. One of them, (names withheld)  said that his car was snatched . “But luckily, I have the track device and we tracked the car and through this  SARS policemen arrested the armed robbers and I am able to identify them,” he stated.

Posted: at 21-09-2012 08:10 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- ajanni at 21-09-2012 08:57 AM (9 years ago)
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haaahhaa
another ib--- man
onye osi
Posted: at 21-09-2012 08:57 AM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- winace at 21-09-2012 10:02 AM (9 years ago)
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Na wa o.greed
Posted: at 21-09-2012 10:02 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Snow0573 at 21-09-2012 12:17 PM (9 years ago)
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Igbo kwenu...
Posted: at 21-09-2012 12:17 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- chicco77 at 21-09-2012 12:19 PM (9 years ago)
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hmmmmmmm OLE
Posted: at 21-09-2012 12:19 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Chigozirim at 21-09-2012 12:34 PM (9 years ago)
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@ajanni why do u like criticism when it has to do with Igbos or Christians? I've been reading ur comments so far on Naijapals guy u need to change.
Posted: at 21-09-2012 12:34 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- HOPEA23 at 21-09-2012 12:36 PM (9 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked

Posted: at 21-09-2012 12:36 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dembal at 21-09-2012 12:45 PM (9 years ago)
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pls let that Lawyer be terminated as a lawwyer he is a digrace
Posted: at 21-09-2012 12:45 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- nzewyte at 21-09-2012 01:16 PM (9 years ago)
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Wen mugu fall; maga go wack! Watch out 4 part2!!!......... next pls......

Posted: at 21-09-2012 01:16 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cadanre at 21-09-2012 02:02 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 21-09-2012 08:57 AM
haaahhaa
another ib--- man
onye osi

That is how they are born my brother there is nothing one can do about it. From their pastors down to lawyers, they are the same things....CRIMINALS.

Posted: at 21-09-2012 02:02 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Neglito at 21-09-2012 02:22 PM (9 years ago)
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Let him defend himself. thief
Posted: at 21-09-2012 02:22 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Neglito at 21-09-2012 02:24 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on 21-09-2012 02:02 PM
That is how they are born my brother there is nothing one can do about it. From their pastors down to lawyers, they are the same things....CRIMINALS.

Dan Doko and Akwuna kwuna= Dan kwaya
Posted: at 21-09-2012 02:24 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- aso4life1 at 21-09-2012 02:32 PM (9 years ago)
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O boy, this one na waya ooooooo....no comment for now.

Posted: at 21-09-2012 02:32 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 21-09-2012 03:57 PM (9 years ago)
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wonderment..
Posted: at 21-09-2012 03:57 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- owen_hillary at 21-09-2012 04:06 PM (9 years ago)
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ajaharam, yes ibo man thief i think thatz better than bokoharam innocent souls ur the most idot muslim i hve ever known, you ppl should stop when one person did something, you idiots will refare it to everyone ok, ajanama grow up ok you bush tue tue,
Posted: at 21-09-2012 04:06 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- solly22 at 21-09-2012 04:26 PM (9 years ago)
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Shame on him, kudos to the NPF ds time
Posted: at 21-09-2012 04:26 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- toibeli at 21-09-2012 04:29 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on 21-09-2012 02:02 PM
That is how they are born my brother there is nothing one can do about it. From their pastors down to lawyers, they are the same things....CRIMINALS.
One of these days, I pray you'll fall victim to one or more of these Igbos.
Posted: at 21-09-2012 04:29 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- hussyainy at 21-09-2012 04:33 PM (9 years ago)
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Wat?
Posted: at 21-09-2012 04:33 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Chijoy4peace at 21-09-2012 04:59 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 21-09-2012 08:57 AM
haaahhaa
another ib--- man
onye osi
HAHAHAHA, AHA! AJANI?  Lips Sealed Undecided
Posted: at 21-09-2012 04:59 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- cocoeni at 21-09-2012 05:16 PM (9 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 21-09-2012 05:16 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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