Notorious Robber Terrorizing Lagos Nabbed

Notorious Robber Terrorizing Lagos Nabbed

Notorious Robber Terrorizing Lagos Nabbed

The Leader of a notorious robbery gang terrorizing Lagos and other south-west states was Thursday, arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Lagos.

The suspect, identified as Abiodun Ogunjobi, a.k.a, Abbey Godogodo, met his waterloo when SARS operatives who have been on his trail for a long time, laid ambush for him at his mansion at Egbeda area of Ibadan, Oyo state and also recovered two Ak47 rifles and 10 fully loaded magazines.

According to reports, Godogodo was behind the July 7, 2013, gruesome murder of seven persons at O4 Hotel, a popular hotel in Ajah area of Lagos, including the owner, Olarinwaju Subair.

His gang also went on to kill two security guards at a popular hotel, along Apapa Road, Ebute-Meta area of State on the same day.

Police sources said that the suspect narrowly escaped arrest on July 14, 2013, when he and members of his gang engaged SARS operatives in a shootout on Eko Bridge, Lagos Island after killing two policemen at Ebute-Ero and Ajao Estate. Five members of his gang were gunned down in the encounter, while Godogodo and two others escaped.

It was also gathered that Godogodo who has three children from three women, coordinated several bank robberies in Kwara, Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti and Osun States.

Police source say he is the biggest and most notorious armed robber in the South West in the past 14 years.

When the 36-year-old suspects, who is a native of Abekuta, Ogun State, was interviewed, he confessed to being a robber as accused with no regrets for his actions, adding that he kills policemen and takes their rifles because they have also killed his boys and taken his rifles from them and he has no advice for young people who want to go into armed robbery.

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