Thursday, 8 September 2016


Armed robbers on Tuesday invaded the apartment of popular comedian, Bright Okpocha, aka Basketmouth, in the Lekki area of Lagos State, carting away valuables.

It was learnt that the gun-wielding robbers stormed Basketmouth’s apartment in the Lekki Phase 1 area around 2am, and held the comedian and his family members hostage for about two hours.

It was learnt that in the robbery in Basketmouth’s apartment, the robbers made away with valuables of the comedian, including the Closed-Circuit Television Cameras installed in the apartment.

A source in the area said the robbers were suspected to be people who knew Basketmouth’s family members and their schedules.

“For the robbers to have carted away the CCTV, it signified that they knew the building very well. Thank God that no one was hurt,” he added.

It was learnt that the robbery was reported at the Maroko Police Division.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the attack on Basketmouth’s apartment.

She said, “The command received the report that some suspected robbers broke into the comedian’s house and carted away some valuables. The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the case be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, for further investigation.”

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