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Police Parade Three Suspects Who Robbed Sam Amuka, Vanguard Publisher

Posted: Jul 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom

LAGOS – The police in Lagos yesterday  paraded three suspects arrested for robbing Sam Amuka, Publisher of Vanguard Newspaper.

Speaking before parading the suspects, Fatai Owoseni, Lagos State Police Commissioner ,  said that on June 5, 2016, Amuka sent a distress call to him about a five-member robbery gang, who stormed his resident and robbed him of local and foreign currencies, running into millions.

The robbery incident took place at the resident of the publisher, located at Plot 59, Adebayo Makunu Street, Anthony Village in  Lagos  mainland.

According to Owoseni, Akinade Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police Officer-In-Charge of the Lagos State Anti-robbery Squad, was instructed to track-down the robbers.

“On June 23, 2016, CSP Adejobi was able to trail one Umaru Oseni, one of the members of the robbery gang to Festac Town, where he was arrested, ” he said.

When drilled, Oseni mentioned the other suspects who were also trailed and eventually arrested. The other suspects are: Musa Atim Abubakar and Abdulrasaq Hassan.

The Lagos police chief told journalists that the three suspects arrested were all from Chad and are ex-convict, who have served various jail terms at Kirikiri Prison in Apapa, Lagos.

One of the  suspects ,Hassan  ,who spoke  toIndependent denied the police angle that he was from Chad, saying that  he hails from Gala Local Government Area of Borno State.

Oseni, 43, said that it was one Gambo, who is a security man at the resident of Amuka, who informed them that the Vanguard publisher had a lot of money he had withdrawn in local and foreign currencies , at home.

He said  “I was only given N30, 000 as my share of the loot”, adding  that he did not actually know how much was collected.

Musa Atim Abubakar confessed that he was given N70, 000 as his own share of the looting, but argued that only N200, 000 was looted from the resident of Amuka.

“I do not know whether foreign currencies were looted by my other comrades-in-crime ,”he said.