A nine-man gang attacked music artiste, Wasiu Alabi,
aka Pasuma, in Ahmadiyya end of Lagos-Abeokuta
Expressway on Monday night.
The robbers snatched Pasuma's Range Rover Sports
Utility Vehicle with number plate Lagos, MUS 830AP,
and dispossessed him of other valuables.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the singer, in company with
a friend, was on his way to a show when he was
attacked by the culprits.
It was learnt that some of the culprits forced their
way into Pasuma's vehicle and drove him around for
over three hours before dumping him into a bush
near Ota, Ogun State, and made away with the
An associate of the singer, who spoke with our
correspondent on the telephone, said the incident
occurred at about 9pm.
The source Pasuma was not identified by the robbers
because he hid his face.
He said, "On Monday night, Pasuma was on his way
to perform at a party but on getting to Ahmadiyya,
he was attacked and the culprits took all his money
and his mobile phones. His friend, who was in the car
with him, was robbed as well.
"The robbers then took control and drove Pasuma
around for about three hours. While he was in their
custody, Pasuma hid his face from them so the
robbers did not know he was the one. When it was
about 12 midnight, they dumped him and his friend
in a bush at Itele area of Ogun State."
Our correspondent learnt that some sympathisers
were able to help the victims to get transportation
The matter was said to have been reported at the
Lagos State Police Command headquarters while
efforts were being made to recover the vehicle.
When contacted on the telephone, the Police Public
Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said the police had
commenced investigations into the robbery.
She said, "The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Tunde
Sobulo, was informed and he sent signal to the
control room. Efforts are on to recover the vehicle
and apprehend the robbers."