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The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by slim75d: 2:13am On Sep 24, 2016
5. Baddo of Ikorodu/ Godogodo

The number 5 position is jointly shared by two notorious criminals who for too long terrorized Lagos state, Baddo and Godogo.
Baddo was infamous for molesting children and women, with robbery as part of the crimes that made him dreaded within Ikorodu.
Godogodo allegedly went for operations with a bag containing 10 fully loaded AK 47 rifles with 30 rounds of ammunition each and as such, he was fully prepared in terms of weapons on his back.
It was gathered that Godogodo used to tell his gang members that he would never be arrested alive and had vowed to go down with as many policemen as possible on the day he is unable to escape arrest. He was so good at disguising his criminal activities that even his wife and family members never knew what he was into. He had six houses in different locations including Lagos, Ogun and Ondo States, and never stayed in a particular location for more than a month.

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4. Derico Nwanmama

Okwudili Ndiwe also known as Derico Nwamama was dubbed the king of the underworld in the south-eastern region of Nigeria. According to reports, Derico was a street urchin who grew in a dreaded gang leader, one whose name sent tremor to the hearts of many within the eastern region.
Traders and residents of Onitsha, the commercial capital of Anambra state were the ones who felt his scourge the most.
According to reports, Derico Nwamama had killed over 100 people including 25 police officers whose lives he mercilessly wasted. He was a master of countless bus robberies and will not blink twice before pumping his hot lead bullets into the beating hearts of hapless victims.
There is a legend that after his successful raids, he would boast and declare himself invincible. Derico seemed to have placed a lot of faith and confidence in the charms prepared for him by the traditional witch doctors.
Prior to his being crowned king of thieves in Anambra, there was a Chiejina who was described as the deadliest armed robber in the whole state. Derico’s father too was from Aguleri and in no time, the paths of the two met and they became very good friends and colleagues in the armed robbery business.
However, their friendship would not last for long as bloody arguments soon broke out between the two of them over the scope and nature of executing their operations. Both of them were at the peak of their strengths and they were equally feared all over the region.
The brutality of Derico soon proved too toxic for Chiejina, and during a violent argument over their mode of operation and leadership, Derico blasted Chiejina to an early grave with a volley of bullets. After the death of Chiejina, Derico became the undisputed emperor of terror in the land.
In May 2001, the Anambra state police command launched the Operation Derico which was aimed at capturing Derico and his gang members at all cost. Some of Derico’s men were arrested in the police offensive, but Dericoa was still elusive as he kept operating with reckless abandon, robbing, killing and kidnapping innocent Nigerians.

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by JerryLegend(m): 2:22am On Sep 24, 2016
Oya continue na...FTC

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by slim75d: 2:22am On Sep 24, 2016
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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by slim75d: 2:23am On Sep 24, 2016
3. Shina Rambo

Shina Rambo is one name that has refused to go away especially from the brains of those who witnessed the nightmare of this criminal.
With a name that reminds one of the movie “First Blood” starring Sylvester Stalone as John Rambo, Shina Rambo made a dreaded name for himself, launching attacks that made even the police force fear to battle him.
It is fabled that Shina Rambo will rob a full highway with his gang, shooting sporadically like a soldier at war. There are stories that say he was killed in operation, however, some other accounts say he died like an ordinary man.

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by slim75d: 2:28am On Sep 24, 2016
2. Dr Oyenusi

On the 8th of September, 1971, ‘Doctor’ Ishola Oyenusi, a notorious Nigerian robber was executed, his is name forever etched in the history of Nigeria as one of the most violent armed robbers, a criminal who unleashed boundless terror on many Nigerians.
By the early 1970s, just after the end of a bloody civil war, cold-hearted robber Ishola Oyenusi who called himself Dr Oyenusi, terrorized all of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest commercial centre.
Oyenusi was no ordinary bandit, he was wicked and had all the self-confidence in the world to go with it. His arrogance was also legendary. In 1970, he was arrested and handcuffed by a police officer. As the policeman was ordering him around, Oyenusi blasted him and thundered: “People like you don’t talk to me like that when I am armed. I gun them down.”
This robber was so feared that when the famed movie director, Chief Eddie Ugbomah made a film titled The Rise and Fall of Dr Oyenusi in 1977, there was no one bold enough to come forward to act the role of the armed robber because they feared his members would strike.
Ugbomah had no other option but to act the role himself with the feature film depicting the senseless violence of armed robberies and the absolutely atrocious manner by which lives of innocent Nigerians were snuffed out.
Afetr shooting the movie, Ugbomah received a letter from thieves who invaded and looted his provision store, carting away all they could. In the letter, they promised to return his goods if he would only stop shooting the film in which he exposed the support received by the armed robbers from their ‘godfathers’ and even high-ranking officers in the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The stubborn Ugbomah called their bluff and went ahead with the 16mm-flick, he would later produce many other films such as Death of a Black President (1983), Esan (Nemesis), The Mask and Vengeance of the Cult in 1985.
Crowned emperor of robbers in the 1970s, Oyenusi was described as the ‘first celebrated armed robber in Nigeria’. He is regarded by some as the pioneer of conventional armed robbery in Nigeria.
Oyenusi was reportedly nabbed by the Nigerian police in March 1971, after he organized a robbery in which $28,000 (value as at that time) was stolen.
Although the first public execution of robbers had taken place in April 1971, that of Oyenusi and his criminal allies was a special case and the Lagos government reportedly took time to prepare the grounds at the Bar Beach. A combined team of police officers and soldiers struggled to contain the surging crowd of thousands of excited spectators.

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by slim75d: 2:36am On Sep 24, 2016
1. Aninih

Unarguably Nigeria’s most dreaded criminal, Lawrence Nomanyagbon Anini was a Nigerian bandit who terrorised Benin city in the 1980s along with his sidekick Monday Osunbor.
Anini in the hospital after being injured and apprehended.
Anini was dreadfully called ‘The Law’ or ‘Ovbigbo’. He migrated to Benin at an early age, learned to drive and became a skilled taxi driver.
Reports suggest that he became known in Benin motor parks as a man who could control the varied competing interests among motor park touts and operators.
Anini is widely recognized as a driver and transporter for gangs, criminal godfathers and thieves. He created a gang which included, Monday Osunbor, Friday Ofege, Henry Ekponwan, Eweka and Alhaji zed zed or Zegezege who was never captured.
They started out as car hijackers, bus robbers and bank thieves. Gradually, he extended his criminal acts to other towns and cities far north and east of Benin.
It is echoed in some quarters that on one mission which eventually went south, Anini drove from Benin to Lagos with reverse.

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by benega: 2:36am On Sep 24, 2016
Wow I dint know the afonjas were also specialist thieves, I thought ritual killing was their thing

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by slim75d: 2:38am On Sep 24, 2016
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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by slim75d: 2:41am On Sep 24, 2016
Abeg b4 i forget make i put source before femi fani kayode and Reno Omokri go accuse me of plagiariam

source: https://www.naij.com/968984-revealed-top-5-most-notorious-criminals-in-nigerias-history-photos.html

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by nerodenero: 2:42am On Sep 24, 2016
Oyenusi was no ordinary bandit, he was wicked and had all the self-confidence in the world to go with it. His arrogance was also legendary
Odunlade Adekola did justice to portraying this character in the movie "Oyenusi". Oyenusi's pride was second to none.

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by shikshark: 3:29am On Sep 24, 2016
NCAN......pls this is out of bound oooo

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by SAMBARRY: 3:48am On Sep 24, 2016
shocked

This one na real baddo.na him be the real bad baddo baddest. The self acclaimed musician calling himself baddo na fake im be
slim75d:
5. Baddo of Ikorodu/ Godogodo

The number 5 position is jointly shared by two notorious criminals who for too long terrorized Lagos state, Baddo and Godogo.
Baddo was infamous for molesting children and women, with robbery as part of the crimes that made him dreaded within Ikorodu.
Godogodo allegedly went for operations with a bag containing 10 fully loaded AK 47 rifles with 30 rounds of ammunition each and as such, he was fully prepared in terms of weapons on his back.
It was gathered that Godogodo used to tell his gang members that he would never be arrested alive and had vowed to go down with as many policemen as possible on the day he is unable to escape arrest. He was so good at disguising his criminal activities that even his wife and family members never knew what he was into. He had six houses in different locations including Lagos, Ogun and Ondo States, and never stayed in a particular location for more than a month.

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by mazimee(m): 3:49am On Sep 24, 2016
An in Igbo adage said that if you must eat Frog, you should make sure you eat the biggest of it.
In other words, make a mark.
This people ate the biggest size of the Frog.
They have made a mark, even though it was a negative one.

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by SAMBARRY: 3:50am On Sep 24, 2016
nerodenero:
Odunlade Adekola did justice to portraying this character in the movie "Oyelusi". Oyelusi's pride was second to none.
he acted well but he didn't really portray the dreadedness and meaness of such a character. He is naturally A funny person so doing that character doesn't fit his personality .he needed to bring someone with A tough or hard face e.g like hanks anuku

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by Rekyz(m): 3:52am On Sep 24, 2016
These guys are good men. I mean GOOD men compared to our politicians.

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by SAMBARRY: 4:08am On Sep 24, 2016
mazimee:
An in Igbo adage said that if you must eat Frog, you should eat the biggest of it.
In other words, make a mark.
This people ate the biggest size of the Frog.
They have made mark even though it was a negative one.
they relied so much on jazz.it was their vodoo charms that gave them an exaggerated form of confidence that they we're so illusive but apparently every jazz NO matter how powerful usually has it's own expiry date and sometimes also they forget to stay away from the taboos given to them by their babalawos.some will tell them don't eat fried chicken but they will forget it and eat it.sometimes it might be their wives that prepare it for them and so they won't know. They might have finished eating it before their wives tell them that they just ate chicken

Some other babalawos will tell them don't Have sex with any lady that has given birth and so in their womanizing spree a lady can repackage herself and pretend she hasn't given birth or even lie just so she can get money from him

Some will say don't drive a car at so so time but they will go to club get drunk or high and drive. The list is endless but thank God all the notorious dreaded criminals like the oyenusis and aninhs have been wiped off

Moreso the real powerful babalawos have all died many with no records of how they did their jazz because they were illiterates who couldnt write and so they died with their information and antidote to strip thieves off their vodoo power.anyway the contemporary babalawos aren't as powerful as their Pioneers and are unable to do jazz that will make their clients so powerful, difficult to catch elusive and lasting. The contemporary jazz is less powerful and usually lasts for maximum of 2years and even have to consult their Oracle to know how they can catch powerful and notorious thieves.those police officers that eventually caught the likes of oyenusi had to even carry out a thorough research of who oyenusi is.he had to trace him down to his mother's house,what he likes doing who his uncle is and who the rest of the family are so that he can get information from them and that was where he knew the babalawo giving him backup but unfortunately didn't get out all the information he needed.he had to move close to the man's mother buy things for her and make friends with her before he could eventually get the secret of his power. He went as a spy or underground Corp learnt about the environment etc had to travel regularly to oyebusis village so you can imagine how many years it will have taken and how much havoc oyenusi will have caused for those period while someone was still spying on his family


When oyenysi was eventually about to be caught he just did what the mother told him to do and oyenusi was dead shocked how one of the police officers knew. Of course his power was stripped off from him and was immediately arrested. Another reason he was able to get information was because oyenusi stepped on powerful toes in the occult so they needed him dead


That's why IF you want to know the genesis of a man,how to make or destroy him no matter how powerful HE is just move close to the mother and woe beside him if HE has abandoned the mother in the village to suffer and someone just comes and starts bringing food,provisions etc OR starts showing mama love and care the son didnt give her and always comes from time to time to check on mama when her only child abandoned her. She will naturally be endeared to him not knowing his or her motives and will just start divulging deep secrets from the heart about her son that even the dead husband or the son know before you know it he's a dead meat.

When I watched the movie I remember the mother saying any child that doesn't remember his source because the going is good for him will dry up

Not even the wife came to check on his mother

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by sekundosekundo: 4:16am On Sep 24, 2016
@Op, so none of our politicians made the list.

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by GoggleB(m): 6:41am On Sep 24, 2016
Thought I wud see Sani Abacha, Saraki or Patience Jonathan..

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by IamNawty(f): 7:00am On Sep 24, 2016
God, I watched the Anini movie dat year .. Dunno if anyone else watched it too. Long long time ago and I rembr my mum use to gist me about him .
He will steal money in bank like this and pour like half on the street for pple to come pick.. And everyone will rush ther to pick ooo.. Even police ,u will just codely Remuv ur uniform and pick grin grin

I heard how they use to tie them behind drums and kill dem.. And thousands of pple will be der to watch.. Even while watching dem some small small thieves there will be stealing ur wallet, picking things from pples pocket and snatching things and running away.. Imagine grin grin ure there to watch how they execute a thief and ure still doing small small one urself grin

Choiii r there still notorious ones like dis in Nigeria?? Cos if they splash money on d ground like this in this recession I wie pick oooo grin grin grin

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by makydebbie(f): 7:08am On Sep 24, 2016
one day for the thief.....lipsrsealed
Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by Nobody: 8:08am On Sep 24, 2016
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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by olanshile2016(m): 8:14am On Sep 24, 2016
yeah I've heard about this before
but what about our thieving politicians

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by olanshile2016(m): 8:15am On Sep 24, 2016
yeah I've heard about this before
but what about our thieving politicians

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by adto(m): 8:17am On Sep 24, 2016
Na d real MVPs b dis ones

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Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by vikkeee(m): 8:24am On Sep 24, 2016
Ok
Re: The Most Notorious Criminals In The History Of Nigeria by olasubomi007(m): 9:33am On Sep 24, 2016
grin

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