On Thursday, 16 September, the Lagos State Police Command arrested the suspected robbers who stormed Super Eagles’ Ogenyi Onazi’s father in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Monday. They carted away valuables as well as a Toyota Highlander SUV. The men, after they were paraded at the state headquarters in Lagos, said the attack was masterminded by one Kingsley David, a family friend of the Onazis. David, a Psychology graduate of the University of Jos, said it had taken less than a week to plan the robbery. He said that the intention was to use the car to celebrate Sallah with friends. He said the gang mapped out its strategy at his shop and agreed not to use guns because they did not want to cause any harm to the man, who they said lived alone. He said he had waited for them at the junction of the house to avoid arousing any suspicion.
One of the other arrested suspects, Ugochukwu Ebuka, a trader, said they had chosen to attack him because they learnt he was stingy and refused to help anyone. He said the man was notorious for not accommodating people let alone help them financially. Ebuka, a senior secondary certificate holder from Anambra State said they had only only got five thousand naira from him.
The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said four of the suspects were involved in the operation, while two others were accomplices who intended to buy the stolen SUV. He said the arrested suspects would be handed over to the Plateau State Police Command alongside the exhibits to conclude investigation and subsequently charge them to court.