Mr Ibu’s House Robbed: Robbers Took Over N6.5Million Worth Of Items
Some armed robbers invaded the house of Mr. John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu which is located at Ajah and they stole some of his properties.
He wasn’t at home when the robbers attacked, but his wife, grandmother, housemaid and children were around and were sleeping when the robbers attacked.
The robbers got access into the house through an opening in the house, which was being renovated.
They took 12 wristwatches, laptops, phones, jewelleries, money, shoes , clothes and all the ATM cards in the house, after forcefully obtaining the PINs from Mr.Okafor’s wife.
Mr Ibu’s manager, identified as Chochoo said the robbery happened on Saturday morning around 3am. He also added that the robbers emptied the house of all valuables but injured nobody.
“He (Okafor) was renovating his house and the burglar-proof bar that was not fixed that day was where they came in through. Twelve wristwatches, money, all the phones and laptops in the house, shoes and clothes were stolen. I cannot place a value on the stolen property; just three of the wristwatches are worth N6.5m. They broke into his room as well. They took everything in his room”.
“When it happened, we had travelled to the east for some New Year social functions. I guess those people knew none of the men was around. His wife, children, grandmother and maid were at home. The robbers were more than six in number”.
“They took the wife’s ATM cards and forced her to release the PINs. Since they left with the phones in the house, she does not have anything to get debit alerts. We have blocked the accounts today (Monday). But since the incident happened on Saturday and banks don’t open on Saturdays and Sundays, we don’t know what could have happened in the intervening period.”
Chochoo said that suspects has been arrested based on some blurred black and white images from the Closed-Circuit Television cameras in the house, but their culpability was yet to be established.
He added that the primary concern of the family was the recovery of the stolen items.
He also said the one million naira meant for the renovation of his house was also stolen.
four of the 12 stolen wristwatches were valued at N8m, while the others cost between N300,000 to N500,000.
Mr Ibu said that his wife’s gold and jewellery were stolen and the four phones he left in the house were taken too.
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The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, adding that two of the suspects had been arrested.
“Two of the suspects were arrested by our men from the FESTAC division, who were on patrol at the time of the incident. Two others escaped. The suspects have been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, while investigations are ongoing. Efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.”