The Police arrested a 7-man robbery gang led by an Indian lady named Alisha Noble who claimed that she fortified herself with charms before coming to Nigeria. Alisha and her gang were known for robbing Churches and supermarkets in Lagos. According to report, the 7-man robbery gang were arrested on 27th February, 2020, after series of gun battle with the police and Nigerian army during their robbery operation along Lagos-Apapa expressway.
While being paraded the gang leader, Alisha Noble, confessed that no amount of bullets shot at her can penetrate her body because she was fortified in India by a great priest, who died after fortifying her. She also revealed that she had a lot of magical powers, which was why when she arrived Nigeria early 2011, she decided to form the robbery gang because she knew no bullet would penetrate her body.
Another member of the gang confessed about the numbers of churches they had robbed and the amount of money the gang had got from shops and churches they robbed. The police said the gang ran out of luck at their last operation when the Police acted on intelligence report about their activities, then monitored and arrested the gang members including Alisha Noble. “We had a serious gun battle with them before we were supported by men of the Nigerian Army”, the Police said.
Meanwhile in 2019, a Beninese cook identified as Samuel Tchiki was arrested alongside his compatriots for stealing his employer’s $22,000 (N7.9 million) in Abuja. Samuel reportedly stole the money from the safe it was kept by his employer who is a politician, before embarking on a shopping spree with the money. Other suspects arrested for the theft include Francis Kpohouede, George Akinto, Donald Tokpe, Honore Tokpe and Emmanuel Savi.
According to reports, the police only recovered $13,000 from them as they reportedly bought television sets, sound systems, generators and other domestic appliances with stolen money. After being paraded, Tchiki told newsmen:
“When my boss, Casmir Anyanwu, travelled, I got my friends to carry the safe from his room and we took it to Mpape, where we opened it. We found $22,000, which we shared. I gave my brother $600. I spent my share on clothes and home appliances. I don’t know what got into me; I can’t say why I stole the money.”
Tchiki has been living in Nigeria since 2008 and reportedly moved to Abuja because of poor salary after working in a hotel in Cross River State.