JUST IN: Armed robbers attack top Nigerian actors, Odunlade Adekola, Mr. Latin

Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Mr Latin (R), and Odunlade Adekola (L)
Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Mr Latin (R), and Odunlade Adekola (L)

Two popular Nigerian actors, Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Mr Latin, and Odunlade Adekola were attacked by armed robbers on Saturday night.

The actors were returning from a Glo music show in Ijebu-Ode, when their cars ran into the armed robbers who had laid siege along Ilishan-Sagamu road.

Mr Latin narrated the ordeal to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday.

“We left Ijebu-Ode after the show and heading to Abeokuta, when at about 7.30 p.m. we ran into the armed robbers already stationed themselves on the road,” he said.

The actor explained that Odunlade was driving ahead of his car when he sighted the road block by the bandits. Odunlade attempted to make a detour, but the bandits rained‎ bullets on the tyres forcing the car to a halt, he explained.

Mr Latin, who drove in his Toyota Camry behind Odunlade’s Toyota Avensis, said he and his colleague, alongside some of their aides, had to abandon their vehicles and run into the bush.

He said they were in the bush for almost two hours, while the bandits ransacked their vehicles, carting away valuables including money and mobile phones.

“We took to our heels as the robbers pursued us with guns. We were in the bush for about two hours, before we later regained freedom after the robbers left the scene,” Mr Latin stated.

He said some vigilante members later came to their rescue and they were taken to Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu for medical treatment.

He said‎ the matter has been reported to the police and thanked God for sparing their lives.


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  • Factora & Figura

    Premium Times Editor,

    Nigeria is bloodbath under Muhamadu Buhari

    Today, under the useless and shambolic APC government there are now 28
    million un-employed youths in Nigeria; just roaming purposelessly inside
    Nigeria to beg for food – a staggering figure equal to the entire population
    of Ghana; a neighbouring West African country, according to latest official
    bulletin issued by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics.

    Today’s un-employment figure in Nigeria under the APC government is over 50%
    of the entire population of Nigeria at independence in October 1960. As it is, the
    28 million jobless youths in Nigeria are no longer waiting to be preached to;
    or taught to be patient by those robbing the treasury in government state
    houses.

    The youths are bracing
    for pistols, rifles and revolvers, to impose a mob solution on a dysfunctional
    Nigeria. Blood flows in Ikorodu in Lagos state in a bloodbath to mirror the
    carnage in Borno state. It matters not the motive of each gang. What’s key is
    that Nigeria is the common target. A country that forces its youths to arm and
    kill for survival or for political choice or economic grievance will sooner or
    later have Biafra all over the place.

    • Opekete

      Yours is more of a political comment spiced by parochial interest and hate. Even in times of economic prosperity, we have witnessed banditry and robberies in Nigeria and what we are seeing now from my humble observation is the fall out of proliferation of small arms encouraged by the past administration. All the militants who have been making easy money through corruption have no alternative than to harass law abiding citizen to fuel their unholy lifestyles. My point is that even if there is zero unemployment in Nigeria there are some people whose interest lies in the underworld operation. People who are allergic to honest living. It goes without saying that there is no crime free society in the world and you will be surprised at the statistics of crime even in some of the countries that we envy from a distance.

      • George

        Who produced the bad judges the courts has today; The North; because all the top former CJN are from the North and they supposed to work for better justice systems but non.

        Buhari will never have peace because he is the beneficiary of the wicked Northerners arrangement.

        Nigerians who foolishly voted for half dead Buhari didn’t do that because they wanted to be a prayer warriors so stop telling us to pray for Buhari.

      • kpansuawi

        Don’t mind them. People like them are “too” blind, deaf and dumb and worse still brainwashed to make a sound judgement of situations as they are too busy spreading parochial and divisive statements like the one posted by @Dandelion above. Having read this same statement about six times today in the last three hours on PT as a comment to different news post, I quickly recognised it as one of the very cheap ways through which some unscrupulous cabal and their impoverished and and brainwashed foot soldiers aim to disorganized the country as reported recently by Sahara reporters.

  • Dandelion

    @opekete:disqus,

    My friend. See this thing well. There can never be peace in Nigeria under a useless government like APC.
    Can you hear me well? You cannot have safety or progress too. APC is doing Islamist government for
    the Muslims and by the Muslims. That means APC government divides the country into two parts.
    Muslims can steal anything they want. Only the Muslims will get government jobs and contracts.
    The traditional religion people and the Nigerian Christians will now get nothing and go hungry.

    How can there be peace in that sort of illiterate and backward APC government, tell me?
    Have you heard names like PAUL, JAMES, ROBERTS, PETER, JOHNSON or even JUDE
    inside the ISLAMIST APC LAGOS GOVERNMENT? You will never hear such names,
    as long as moron Lagos Christians continue to vote for Mujahedeen Bola Tinubu.
    All you will be hearing are local ISLAMIST names like RAUFU, RAJI, SALAWU,
    YUSUFU, SHAMUSIDEEN and such nonsense names destroying Lagos.

    • Nigeriamovingforward

      Dumb ass brainwashed deranged biafraud monkey,

  • NOI sucks

    To the idiots blaming Buhari for their weak erection, drink some otapiapia. Blame Trump for robberies in his country too. Mumu. You lost the election more than two years now, when will you move on? Till you die abi!