Deputy President of NGE Robbed at Gunpoint


Chiemelie Ezeobi

The Deputy President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Suleiman Uba Gaya, was last Saturday night robbed at the Gwarinpa bypass in Abuja and stripped of his possessions.

Gaya, who was in company of his wife and daughter said: “At at about 8.15p.m, while driving along the Gwarinpa bypass in Abuja, we were attacked by armed robbers and stripped of our possessions, including cell phones and other valuables.

“The armed robbers then disappeared through a dark alley, warning to return and get me killed if I raise any alarm.
“I offered no resistance to the gun-toting young men. And God so kind, none of us was injured. This was witnessed by tens of other motorists, none of whom stopped to render any help.

“After a lot of effort, a taxi driver summoned the courage to stop and help us. As he was driving us to the Gwarinpa Division of the Nigeria Police Force, we saw a patrol vehicle, and the policemen promptly followed us to scene of the crime, where my car was still parked.

“All efforts by the police personnel to trace the armed robbers proved abortive.
“I want to salute the two personnel of the Nigerian police, namely Inspector Takai and Sergeant Kanu Ajah, for their prompt response, and more so for their refusal to take any money from me when they escorted me and my family home.

“I also urge the Commissioner of Police of the FCT to do something about that bypass, which is fast becoming notorious for armed robbery within the FCT.”