A 24-year-old man, Babayo Ali, is now in police custody for leading a gang of robbers to rob his elder brother of the sum of N2.3 million. Ali had conspired with three others, Nnamdi Ugwuona, Felix Igbeona and Babatunde Adebayo, to the house of his blood brother, Ahmed Ali, and dispossessed him of the sum and other valuables. The incident occurred in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
According to the state Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP Celetina Kalu, the suspects robbed the victim opposite the
defunct Textile Mill in Asaba before escaping to their hideout.
Based on the incident, detectives swung into action and arrested the suspects.
“The architect of the crime and the insider that provided the information on the stolen money who is the victim’s blood brother, is now in custody.”
Kalu added that the suspects had confessed to the crime and fingered one Dumebi Onwuegbuzia, who allegedly provided the locally made cut-to-size gun used during the operation.
“However, the said Dumebi, who was paid N30,000 after therobbery, has been on our wanted list and was arrested
by operatives of the State Anti-Robbery Squad in Asaba.”
The PPRO said that further investigations later revealed that
Dumebi runs a Vikings confraternity and has initiated many boys into the dreaded cult group within Asaba metropolis.