Everyday is for the thief, but one day is for the owner...
A notorious robber, Nnamdi Onu, fell and became powerless after he was hit with the charm he uses on his victims during operations.
Vanguard reports that, Nnamdi and
his gang of four specialized in
attacking commuters at Anthony Bus Stop in Lagos State, disposing them of cash and valuables.
On Friday,Onu and members of his
gang stormed the bus stop at about
5.45a.m., where they robbed
passengers waiting to board buses
to their respective destinations.
Eyewitnesses said at about 7a.m., they snatched a bag from a lady and were fleeing the scene, when Onu was apprehended by a mob.
He was said to have brought out a
red amulet from his pocket and
threatened to hit whoever got close
to him with it.
The mob retreated out of fear, thereby making way for two
other members of the gang to escape. Unfortunately for Onu, he
was apprehended by a team of
policemen on patrol.
He was said to have slumped when
one of the policemen hit him with the charm.
Speaking with Vanguard while being paraded alongside other
suspects at the command, the Junior Secondary School 2 drop-out said:
“I was lured into morning raid by my friend, Wasiu. I used to be a private guard at a site in Ogun State. The charm was meant for protection, in case of any attack by intruders. If used on anyone, the person will faint but won’t die.
There are some that can cause
an opponent to run mad, but I decided to use this because I did not want anybody’s blood to be on my head.
Wasiu only invited me to come to
Anthony Bus Stop, but he did
not tell me he was going for
an operation. When I saw them snatching bags from female victims in particular, I could not turn back because I was afraid he could harm me. I have brought shame to my father, who has already made
arrangement for me to start
apprenticeship in fashion
designing by Monday (today),
since I could not conclude my
secondary education due to the demise of my mother, who was solely responsible for my education.”
The suspect, according to the Commissioner of Police, would be
charged to court soon, adding that
he was among 43 suspects arrested
in the state in one month.