One of the robbery suspects who robbed Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi’s father, Paul Onazi, said they met the senior Onazi drunk when they went for the operation.
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The five-man robbery gang on Monday posed as postmen to gain entry into Pa Onazi’s house at 57A, Government Reserved Area, GRA, Utan, Jos, Plateau State. They handed the old man a fake letter and at knifepoint robbed him of his Toyota Highlander SUV, and other valuables.
But nemesis caught up with them in Lagos State while trying to sell the car at a hotel in Ajagbandi area of Lagos when Anti-Crime Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer in Charge of Ajagbandi Division, Mr. Musa Alimi arrested them following a tip-off.
The suspects, one of them a family friend of the Onazis, Kingsley David, a graduate of Psychology from the University of Jos, were paraded on Thursday by the police at the Lagos State Police Command, and confessed to robbery.
A member of the gang, Ugochukwu Ebuka, 28, said they robbed their victim because he was stingy, adding that they met him drunk.
He said, “When we forced our ways in, he tried to resist us but we held him and took him aside. We also discovered that he was drunk and so did not beat him because he is an old man.
“When he discovered we were robbers, he begged us not to harm him and that we should collect whatever we wanted. When we demanded for money, he said he had no money with him and gave us just N5,000 cash.
“We took his car because we wanted to use it to escape. We drove straight to where we promised him we would keep it. But on reaching the place, we called Feringanda. We thought keeping it there would implicate us and Joe suggested we take it to Lagos, since he knew those who would buy it.
“We went there to get money and not the car because we were told that he lived alone, and neither assist anyone nor like people coming close to him. He is also stingy.”