Robbery has always been a thing of concern in Nigeria but it took another dimension in the year 2016 considering the high cost of goods and services due to the on going recession in the country.
Nigerian celebrities were not left out as some of them were also attacked by the men of the underworld in the year 2016.
We bring you 9 Nigerian celebrities that were robbed in 2016;
Ace Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth was robbed at gunpoint in his home in Lekki on September, 7, 2016. Valuables were taken including the CCTV device. Though no member of the comedian’s family was hurt.
2 Bovi Ugboma
A few months ago, Comedian Bovi, Basketmouth’s bosom friend and colleague recounted how he was robbed of his wristwatch and bracelet on an airplane.
He shared this on snapchat.
Comedian Seyilaw narrowly escaped death by gunmen sometime this year at Apongbon in Lagos after his car broke down. The hoodlums who were armed with knives made away with phones and money after attacking the jester and his friend.
4 Jennifer Eliogu
Nollywood actress, Jennifer Eliogu was robbed at gunpoint in April 2016, somewhere in Lagos.
‘I write with a heart filled with gratitude to God for his mercies are unending. I had a terrible experience with the men of the underworld on Sunday night,they blocked my vehicle on Ojuelegba bridge, a Honda Accord in front, a small ash colored car behind, four armed men, three of them got into my car, letting their previous victim go while they drove off with me in the passenger seat and the other small car trailing behind.
‘My Girlfriend who was driving in front of me, noticed there was a problem and tried to confront them, the scared of their Gun. They drove to an ATM machine, asked for my pin and withdrew as much as limit permitted on both my accounts, they took my tones and jewelries, the little cash I had in my purse and then used my car to block another victim, leaving me on the bridge to find my way.
‘The last two days have beenn very traumatic for me as I’m still in shock. If not for God, I refuse to imagine what could have happened. Vicky had made reports at different police stations, luckily I blocked off my line but it seems that somehow, they might try to get in touch with persons on my phone list, whatsApp and Imo, pls if u are on my contact list on either and u receive messages supposedly from me,pls call me for confirmation’
5 Fred Amata
Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN) president, Fred Amata was robbed at gun point in front of his house gate and his car, a Metallic Grey Lexus 470 SUV with license plates AGL 414 CU was taken including his phones and personal belongings on June, 25, 2016.
6 Laolu Akintobi
Veteran music producer, Laolu Akintobi took to Facebook to share his own experience with the robbers saying, ‘Alert! My phone plus some amount of money were stolen this afternoon (at gun point) by the bad boys (about 5 of them) of Mile 2 between Festac 2nd gate and Mile 2 bus stop.
Please be on the lookout and not fall victim to fraudsters claiming to be me or using the information on the phones for dubious intentions. I was really shocked but am fine now.’