Policemen foil robbery attempt at former acting governor’s house

Policemen foil robbery attempt at former acting governor’s house

- The state of insecurity in the nation has taken a worrisome dimension

- Prominent Nigerians are not spared of the rot from the men of the underworld

- Former acting governor of Bayelsa state, Wenipreye Seibarugu, almost fell victim of the intruders as robbers attacked his home

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked the home of a former acting governor of Bayelsa state, Wenipreye Seibarugu.

Seibarugu, who confirmed the incident to journalists in the state capital, Yenagoa on Tuesday, August 8, described the incident as “worrisome and outrageous”.

Seibarugu was a speaker of Bayelsa state House of Assembly, and deputy governor in the Timipre Sylva administration.

Policemen foil robbery attempt at former acting governor’s house
Seibarugu sustained an injury during the foiled attack. Photo credit: The Guardian

He said the incident would have been disastrous but for the help of armed policemen on guard at his home.

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“Though, I have not reported to the police but the policemen from Ekeki Divisional Headquarters, Yenagoa local government area, led by the DPO, has visited to ascertain the development.

“The reason is that I have been in the hospital for the fracture I had while we were trying to chase the robbers out,” he explained.

An eyewitness, Preye James, said the gunmen were five in number.

James explained that the suspects wore masks and carried sophisticated weapons but could not enter the house.

“They invaded the home from the back side of the house but they were chased after the wife sighted them from the kitchen and raised an alarm.

“It was the shout of the wife that attracted the husband and some followers in the house; so, they were chased out by armed policemen on guard,’’ he said. (NAN)

The incident is coming barely three weeks after top Nigerian actors, Odunlade Adekola and Bolaji Amusan also known as Mr Latin, were attacked by armed robbers on their way home from Ijebu-Ode.

Legit.ng gathered that the actors had gone to Ijebu-Ode for a music show and were returning home from the show on Saturday, July 15, at night when they ran into robbers who barricaded the road.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng TV went to see family members of those who were attacked by Badoo cult group.

Source: Legit.ng

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