There are several fascinating and bloody stories about famous armed robbers. Take a deep breath and keep on reading. We offer you to have a closer look at the top five most dangerous armed robberies in Nigeria.

All lawbreakers who are described in this article have already gone down in bloody gangs’ history of Nigeria.

They all were violent people who quickly killed their victims to take their money.

Dr. Ishola Oyenusi

Ishola Oyenusi is righteously considered the cruelest and the most notorious armed robber in the history of Nigeria. His violence knew no limits. The criminal called himself “Doctor”, but nobody knew why. He operated in the 60s and 70s. Thousands of people feared him to death. Ishola Oyenusi did not go to school. Instead, from early childhood, he dealt with crimes. At the age of eleven, he killed his first victim with a blunt knife. Anger as northern traditional ruler is reportedly assassinated

Dr. Oyenusi killed people, carjacked, robbed banks, and kidnapped mostly in Lagos and the nearby area. In 1971, the police caught him and all his Gang of Seven. These crooks were publicly executed at the beach in Lagos. More than thirty-five thousand Nigerians witnessed the execution. Soldiers shot them dead.

In 1977, a film about Ishola Oyenusi was made in Nollywood.

Babatunde Folorunsho

This criminal is one of the most notorious armed robbers of Nigeria. His ruthless gang operated in many prominent Nigerian cities. However, Edo State was a homeland of all his crimes. Babatunde Folorunsho had no mercy to people. His group kidnapped and murdered many Nigerians.

Inspector George Iyamu

Before turning into a criminal, George Iyamu was really a promising police officer. One day he immediately needed a huge sum of money. Therefore, the inspector decided to deal with armed robbery. Soon he became one of the leaders of the bloody gang titled “Arms to Anini.” They terrorized Benin City heavily in the 1980s. Fortunately, all members of the band were captured and executed for their violent crimes. Sad day in Nigeria as top football coach dies after falling into a coma.

Shina Rambo

He was a very mysterious armed robber. Opinions have divided. Many people are sure that Shina Rambo is merely a fascinating myth. Others are convinced that this criminal actually existed. According to them, Rambo is from West Nigeria. He was born at the beginning of 1963. The criminal quickly realized that he could quickly get enough money with the help of armed robbery. In the late 90s, his gang became really known in Ogun State where they operated. Later he switched to carjacking.

Then Shina Rambo suddenly disappeared. There was information that the notorious criminal went on the right path and became an evangelical pastor.

Abiodun Egunjobi

As many other criminals in Nigeria, Abiodun Egunjobi was brought up in shantytowns. Abiodun Egunjobi is better known as the one-eyed assassin Godogodo. He was vigorous and cruel enough, which allowed this man to put together a gang.

They started committing many bloody crimes. Over fourteen years in a row, the police have had no chances to catch him. There is a very horrific fact: together with his accomplices, he murdered over a hundred police officers. Abiodun Egunjobi and his gang committed many armed robberies in Lagos.

On August 1, 2013, the one-eyed assassin was arrested during the armed robbery of a bank.


A young ambivert,Edu. Consultant & Admission Guide, Reporter and a PolyMath

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