arrested the four men who allegedly robbed Mr. Wilson Onazi, the father
of Nigerian footballer, Ogenyi Onazi.
suspects on Monday attacked the home of the Onazis at the Government
Reserved Area, Jos, Plateau State.
the robbery, the suspects moved to a bar in the community where they
deliberated on what to do with the vehicle.
for Lagos and lodged in Shibiri Hotel in the Ajangbadi area where they
were arrested by policemen attached to the Ilemba Hausa Police Division
after a tip-off.
suspicious people had lodged in a hotel in the area. They had been
bringing several people to inspect the vehicle at the hotel, but they
did not get a buyer.”
with one of the intending buyers of the car, Osita Eze, were paraded at
the Lagos State Police Command headquarters on Thursday.
polytechnic graduate, said he lived close to the victim’s house and had
monitored his movement, adding that they robbed him to celebrate Sallah.
the robbery a week to the actual day. I live close to the man’s house
and I sold the idea to my friends. Our intention was just to take his
car for the Sallah break. I didn’t follow them into the house. I only
pointed the place to them and they finished the job. It was after they
were done that I joined them in the vehicle.”
old and he lives alone in that big house. He does not stay with his wife
or even house help. There was no security man guarding the house or any
other form of security. We also robbed him because he does not help
the gate and pretended as if we wanted to deliver a letter to him from
Lagos. While he was checking the letter, we brought out our cutlass. We
just held him by the hand as he begged us not to harm him.
and he did. He said he didn’t have any money in the house, but we took
his ATM card, which we couldn’t use because it had expired.
vehicle. We didn’t touch him because of his advanced age; if we had
touched him, he could have died.”
claimed to be a graduate of a university in Plateau State, said the gang
wanted money to celebrate Sallah, adding that he drove the vehicle to
idea. He said he knew Pa Onazi’s house, adding that we could rob him,
take his vehicle and sell it in Lagos. They invited me because I can
drive very well. I was promised a share of the money.
papers were complete. It was due to indecision between Kingsley (David)
and Ebuka (Okechukwu) that delayed the sale.”
said he was introduced to the gang while relaxing in a bar, adding that
they had yet to negotiate.
Fatai Owoseni, said the suspects would be handed over to the Plateau
State Police Command, together with the exhibits recovered from them.
message that wherever a crime is committed in Nigeria, we will hunt the
culprits. There is no hiding place for criminals in this country.”