PHOTO: Lagos Police Nab Alleged "Corporate Robbers" Who Rob Victoria Island/Ikoyi

Date: 21-11-2015 8:18 am (8 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Two brothers are currently being held in a bizarre case of robbery, in which they were said to dress like corporate office workers to rob women at the close of work in Lagos.

The brothers, Ikenna and Chinedu Onukwo, who are 28 and 23 years old respectively, claimed to be students of the North American University in Benin Republic.

According to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, the siblings operated their robbery operations like a family business.

He said during the parade of the suspects that their modus operandi sets them apart from regular robbers because they dressed up like corporate office workers.

The vehicle, in which the brothers alleged operated, a Lexus 300, belongs to their mother.

“They would both dress up corporately in suits as if they were just closing from an office. They drove around Victoria Island and Ikoyi and offered to give female office workers who were just closing from work a ride. We believe that their mother was also involved. Like I said, this is a family business,” Owoseni said.

Saturday Punch learnt that when the suspects allegedly gave unsuspecting ladies closing from work a ride, the elder brother would drive while the brother would sit in the passenger seat.

Owoseni told journalists that the suspects would later tell their victims that they had boarded the wrong car and dispossessed them of their valuables.

It was alleged the siblings would sometimes take their victims to an ATM and force them to withdraw money.

The police boss said some victims got raped in the process while the brothers brutally beat victims who dared to give the wrong ATM PIN.

According to the police commissioner, even though many victims never reported the attack, the latest victim summoned the courage to report to the police more than 48 hours after the incident.

Saturday Punch learnt that the victim fortunately memorised the registration number of the vehicle and through the collaboration of the Federal Road Safety Corps, the police traced an address attached to the number plate to a house at Surulere, where the suspects were nabbed.

During investigation, the police said it tracked down about five previous victims, who all identified the suspects.

An investigating police officer said the suspects were picked out of an identity parade by all the victims.

When our correspondent spoke with the brothers, they knowing denied that they knew anything about what they had been accused of.

Ikenna said, “All these are wrong allegations. We don’t rob anyone. We are just students from the North American University, it is a wrong allegation. We don’t know anything they are talking about.

“At first, they arrested my brother and said he was responsible along with some other guys. Now they say I am involved, I don’t know anything.

“I don’t know the victims, and I have never seen them before. I cannot explain how they were all able to identify us.”

Chinedu, who also denied the allegation, said when the police arrested him, they only told him they were looking for his elder brother.

He explained that he voluntarily followed them to the police station only for the victims to identify him as one of the suspects who robbed them

Chinedu, who claimed to be a 300 level Computer Science student of the North American University, said, “I asked how it all happened since I knew nothing and asked if they recognised me and they pointed at me.

“I don’t rob people, even the vehicle they are talking about belongs to my mother. I don’t drive it around. When my brother came over, the same people also identified him.

“They said the person who was driving the vehicle when they were robbed had beards. Look at my brother; does he have beards like the victims claimed? It is a false allegation.

“I can’t explain how they identified our number plate. My brother usually drives the vehicle. The only time I ever drove my mother’s car was this last Friday.”

Owoseni said the suspects would be charged to court soon.


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Posted: at 21-11-2015 08:18 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- winace at 21-11-2015 08:40 AM (8 years ago)
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Hmmmm so who will go believe now. Dis guys sound since even though we are not suppose to trust anybody. They shld investigate well o. And for d ladies, must u enter free ride?Huh? U are working and have ur transport fare why look for free ride.
Posted: at 21-11-2015 08:40 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- victorstic1 at 21-11-2015 09:11 AM (8 years ago)
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HAHA FAMILY BUSINESS DONT WORRY U WILL GO TO FAMILY PRISON THEN TO FAMILY CONDEMNATION
Posted: at 21-11-2015 09:11 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zezprincess at 21-11-2015 09:51 AM (8 years ago)
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Oga police,officer make this matter no be mistaken identityoo,make una investigate am wella.
Posted: at 21-11-2015 09:51 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 21-11-2015 10:17 AM (8 years ago)
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oooh i like family business isnt it
Posted: at 21-11-2015 10:17 AM (8 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Novic at 21-11-2015 10:46 AM (8 years ago)
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God don catch them. na everytime for you people,nw police time don cm.
Posted: at 21-11-2015 10:46 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Activated at 21-11-2015 04:02 PM (8 years ago)
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The funny thing is that the police had already concluded without clear cut evidences. From what the guy was reporting they said their suspects had beards but none of them has beards.

And it's also a shame for police to implicate their mum with no evidence. I see prejudice here. Hope guys see what I'm seeing.
Posted: at 21-11-2015 04:02 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- tyson12 at 21-11-2015 04:45 PM (8 years ago)
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Nigeria police you monster should check well because lots and lots of innocent people had died just like that and it's doesn't shake you people,  you will force people to put down false statement and all sorts of evil will follow
Posted: at 21-11-2015 04:45 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osarobo62 at 21-11-2015 08:19 PM (8 years ago)
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Christmas season thieves....hand don catch una
Posted: at 21-11-2015 08:19 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Oways at 21-11-2015 08:44 PM (8 years ago)
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Bad boys
Posted: at 21-11-2015 08:44 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sugarwealth at 22-11-2015 01:53 AM (8 years ago)
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Na only one day them dey use catch thief. Either corporate or agberos, one day, ur judgement day must come
Posted: at 22-11-2015 01:53 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sugarwealth at 22-11-2015 01:58 AM (8 years ago)
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This case is a tricky one, all the victims involved say they are the one, don't know about the beards issue cos beards are temporary and can be shaved anytime. This case just needs thorough investigation, they can't be far from the truth
Posted: at 22-11-2015 01:58 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Maxwell29 at 22-11-2015 12:30 PM (8 years ago)
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I no dis guys n I don't trust der way last year d chinedu bout car n said he was into yahoo I ve neva seen d 2 wit laptop b4, I blive dis story, mehn u can't tell who d ppl arou u r really am shocked
Posted: at 22-11-2015 12:30 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dickieponga at 23-11-2015 05:08 AM (8 years ago)
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Dem tink say dem smart...
Posted: at 23-11-2015 05:08 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- x-avier at 23-11-2015 10:58 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: winace on 21-11-2015 08:40 AM
Hmmmm so who will go believe now. Dis guys sound since even though we are not suppose to trust anybody. They shld investigate well o. And for d ladies, must u enter free ride?Huh? U are working and have ur transport fare why look for free ride.
It's the same thing with public transport. We've all heard of "one chance". People are even getting robbed or kidnapped with "okada" these days.
Posted: at 23-11-2015 10:58 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ayodun1 at 1-12-2015 06:54 PM (8 years ago)
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Hope say @NgPolice investigate am well ?

Posted: at 1-12-2015 06:54 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- charisVEC at 6-03-2016 02:00 PM (8 years ago)
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Jail tins
Posted: at 6-03-2016 02:00 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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