I buy gifts for orphanages, donate to church after robbery – suspect – punch newspapers

A member of a notorious gang operating across the south-south and south-east of the country, Gogo Daniel Ume (aka Full Payment), has told the police about how he usually donated food items and gifts to his church after every successful operation.

Ume is one of the three suspects nabbed by the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team in Rivers and Bayelsa states, following weeks of efforts to track down the criminals.

When the suspects were apprehended, they were found with three AK47 rifles, one automatic rifle, 12 magazines, 310 rounds of live ammunitions and dynamite.


Soon after their arrest, the suspects, Ume, Ikadoi Michael Isere (aka White Witch) and Ifeanyi Kalu admitted to a crime spree that included numerous kidnappings and bank heists in the last three years.

According to the IRT, while being interrogated, the suspects admitted that they carried out the two bullion van robberies which took place between 2014 and 2015 at a Diamond Bank branch at Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt, where they stole N360m.

The suspects also admitted to carrying out the 2014 bullion van robbery at Igrita Roundabout, Airport Road, Port-Harcourt; robbery of a UBA branch on Azikiwe Road in Port-Harcourt in the same year and a 2015 bullion van robbery at another branch of the bank at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt, where they made away with N80m and killed a student in the process.

The suspects told the police that their gang was responsible for a robbery attack on a Fidelity Bank branch at GRA, Port-Harcourt. What is noodles In all these operations, several policemen were said to have been gunned down.

According to the statement made to the police during a foiled kidnapping attempt by the gang few months ago, they set ablaze a police patrol van along Psychiatric Hospital Road, Rumuigbo, Port-Harcourt.

The gang reportedly extended their killing spree to neighbouring states like Enugu, where they took part in the robbery of a UBA branch in Owerri, Imo State in April 2014 and stole N5m.

They also admitted to attacking a First Bank branch in Enugu where one of their gang members identified as Akio was killed in June of the same year. Noodles locations The gang were said to have abandoned his body and fled.

Saturday PUNCH learnt that when the suspects were arrested, a Toyota Highlander SUV, Toyota Venza and a Ford Edge SUV, were recovered from them.

During a December 2013 robbery operation allegedly conducted by the gang at a supermarket along Obasanjo Way, three policemen, Inspector Dennies Akapan, Sgt. Noodles and company draper Ekwere Epoulo and Cpl. Noodles etc chicago Okougor Nyambi were gunned down, after which the gang members took away the policemen’s Ak47 rifles.

Other police victims were Assistant Superintendent of Police Bamidele Mohammed, Insp. Noodles and company louisville Austen Moore, Cpl. Noodles and things Prince Tigabara, the three policemen from the Elekahia division, who were escorting a bullion van filled with currency when they were robbed and gunned down by the gang.

Meanwhile, 30-year-old Ume has told the police that in February 2016 when they attacked a Fidelity Bank branch at GRA Port Harcourt, they blew up the door with dynamite and stole. Noodles history He said before they left, they destroyed all the CCTV cameras on the premises and shot two people on the premises.

He told the police that one Promise, who had worked in the bank before as a student on industrial attachment, monitored the bank for two weeks before the attack. Noodles fast food According to him, in several other robberies, the IT student provided them vital information about other banks in Port Harcourt.

“I graduated from the Rivers State polytechnic in 2013, and that same year I was sent to prison where I enrolled for studies at the National Open University.

“My journey into crime started in 2012, when I joined the Vikings Confraternity and I became friends with a member known as Fabian, who was already into kidnapping activities by a gang known as Abiye. Noodles and company texas I also joined the Abiye gang and my first operation with them was the kidnap of a 15-year-old boy that fetched us N2m. Noodles and company take out I was given N150,000 out of it.

“Later, I followed the gang to rob a First Bank branch and I got N2m from that. Noodles and company franchise I used part of my share of that money to pay my rent. Noodles corporate The next operation we did at another First Bank branch in Enugu, one of our members, Kio, was shot dead by one of the policemen. Noodles and comoany We decided to go back to Owerri to rob another bank, while Promise was our informant.

“Promise told us to look out for the manager of the bank who usually held the key to the bank. Noodles and company joliet But when we got there, we did not see the manager and we entered using a sledge hammer. Noodles atlanta menu What our gang got was not up to N10m but I was given N800,000.

“We later kidnapped a woman, and her husband paid N12m as ransom. Wok n noodles menu I got N3m as my share from there. Noodles and company 80112 We also kidnapped another woman who was carrying huge money. Noodles an company She paid N2m before we released her. Noodles and company hampden In one of our operations, we got information that money was being moved from a bank at Alakaya, off Trans-Amadi to the Port Harcourt International Airport.

“We once intercepted the bullion van on Airport Road, Port Harcourt. Noodles and company mac and cheese recipe I tried shooting but my rifle jammed. Noodles corner menu A colleague, Chike, was shot and he fell, then Boma and White Witch rained bullets on the vehicle. Information about noodles Some of the foreign currency in the vehicle was destroyed but I got N4.5m from the money we stole during the operation. Noodles location I bought a Lexus SUV for N2m, and gave N100,000 to an orphanage home. Noodles and company careers I also contributed N150,000 towards the roofing of my church. Noodles and company monona Each time I go for a successful operation, I normally buy bags of rice, noodles, diapers, and donate money to orphanages.

“I also bought two job slots for myself and my elder brother. Noodles and company 16th street mall I later sold my job slots to someone else who gave me N70,000 monthly. Noodles and company 75th street I also gave little money to my mum and sister.”

He said, “I told other members to go and look for what to do with their lives with the money they had got because I was no longer interested since God had given me all I was looking for.

“After giving aids to children at the orphanage, I used part of the money to rent an apartment in Lagos and I paid for two years and half at Ajao Estate. Noodles panini menu I also bought furniture and other properties I needed. Noodles and company locations I then bought two plots of land in Bayelsa, I invested the rest into oil bunkering.”

“But after the money finished, a month before the election in Rivers State, we trailed a bullion van into the UST campus in Port Harcourt and robbed it of N39m. Noodles and company brookfield I got N10m as my share.”

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