Police in Lagos State have arrested the five armed robbers, who attacked and robbed footballer Onazi Ogenyi's family home in Jos, Plateau State. The Punch newspaper reports that police officers attached to the Ilemba Hausa Division swooped on the suspects at their hideout and recovered a Highlander Jeep. “Four of them are in custody as we speak,” a source told the newspaper.
Lagos state police command spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest, adding that the suspects would be paraded at the Lagos command headquarters later today. Two days ago, Onazi had announced the invasion of his Jos home. He stated that his father was also beaten up by the armed robbers.
The player stated that the men had claimed they came from a courier company and had a letter for his father:
“Those Robbers Came, Pretending They Were There To Deliver A Letter To My Dad At About 1.40pm On Monday. But As Soon As He Collected Their Fake Letter And Asked Where It Was Coming From They Swooped On Him, Tied His Hands, Beat Him Up, Inflicting Machete Cuts On Him In The Process.
”They Told Him This Is The First In A Series Of Attacks That They Will Launch On Our House And That I( Onazi) Will Be Their Target The Next Time,” he wrote.