Nigerian celebrities are not immune to armed robbers. Wealthy celebrities are often the targets of armed robbers and in Nigeria where security is not at an ideal level, some of them have fallen victims to men of the night.
Here are five Nigerian celebrities who have had their homes robbed;
Basketmouth, winner of the Savanna Pan-African Comic Award category at the 2017 Savannah Comic Choice Awards held at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Basketmouth was robbed at his residence in Lekki on September 7, 2016, at gunpoint. The comedian was reportedly followed into the house by the robbers as he drove in. Even though no life was lost and injured, a number of valuables were stolen from the residence. After the incident, the security man attached to the comedian’s house was later arrested by the police for questioning concerning the robbery.
2. John Okafor (Mr Ibu)
John Okafor on his Europe tour
The latest celebrity to have his house robbed by armed robbers is the actor, John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu. The actor’s house was invaded by gunmen in January 2018 while the actor was away. According to his wife who was home when the sad event took place, the robbers made away with valuables and money to the tune of N14M. Two suspects have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command over the robbery incident.
3. Fred Amata
Just like the other celebrities on this list who have been robbed at home, Fred Amata too has been attacked by armed robbers at his residence. In the case of Fred, the armed men on June 25, 2016, attacked him at the front of his residence carting away his SUV, phones and personal belongings.
2face one on one with Pulse
This was one of the most talked about stories in 2005 when the music icon, 2Face was robbed at his residence. It was reported that armed robbers stormed his home late in the night and robbed him and the occupants of his house at gunpoint. The gist then was that quite a number of mobile phones were taken from the house with an undisclosed amount of money.
5. Nkem Owoh
Nkem owoh on the set of a movie
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Another Nollywood actor whose home has also been burgled is the actor, Nkem Owoh. The funny actor’s home was robbed in Enugu by in 2012. Even though the actor wasn’t home when the incident happened, a number of valuables were stolen from his house including his SUV, laptop and video cameras.