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Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by kidap: 6:46am On May 15
Meet The Yoruba Demon, Mr Babatunde Folorunsho the first armed robber in Nigeria to be killed in publicly by firing squad.


Babatunde Folorunsho, Ilobo and Oyazimo at the stakes


Mr Babatunde Folorunsho was killed alongside Joseph Ilobo and Williams Alders Oyazimo publicly in Bar Beach, Lagos.

Babatunde Folorunsho was a chronic armed robber and a hardened criminal who threatened the peace and security of Nigerians in the 1970’s with his group of bandits. He reigned almost the same time as the kingpin of Nigerian armed robbers, Ishola Oyenusi also known as Doctor rob and kill.

Babatunde Folorunsho was nicknamed ‘Baba oni lace‘ (Mr. Lace) because of his strong love for lace outfits which he even wore during robbery operations. During his reign, he topped the list of the most wanted criminals in Nigeria.

He was chased and hunted by the Nigerian police and local guards but all to no avail. During this time, crime rate in the country was at its peak in the country as a result of the civil war that had just ended.

Babatunde Folorunsho aka ‘Baba oni lace‘ (Mr. Lace) seemed invincible but unfortunately for him, he was caught by the police during a robbery operation on a fateful day in 1971.

He was charged with robbing one Mr. Alfred Marshall of a car. The whole nation was in jubilation as he was caught by the law.

On the 8th and 13th of April, 1971, Mr Babatunde Folorunsho was tried and found guilty of highway robbery. The judge, James Agboola Ojomo, sentenced him to death by firing squad.

24th of July, 1971. Thousands of Nigerians rushed to the popular Bar Beach in Lagos where the execution of Babatunde Folorunsho, Joseph Ilobo and Williams Alders was to take place. That was the first of its kind in Country.’

There was anxiety and excitement in the crowd as a lorry conveying the robbers landed at the execution ground,Bar Beach.

The robbers were in chains as they walked to the stakes , Mr Babatunde Folorunsho popularly known as ‘Baba oni lace‘ was dressed in lace . Mr Joseph Ilobo didn’t accept fate easily unlike Folorunsho, he protested till his last moment.

At a point execution, Joseph Ilobo looked at the crowd and said, “are all these people here to see me die? Ah! This is a wicked world. I have not committed any crime.” Mr Williams Alders Oyazimo was a sub-lieutenant in the Nigerian Navy. He protested his innocence in tears. He said, “if you search your conscience, you will know that a naval officer of my status will never go in the dead of the night to steal. I’ll die today, innocent of the crime for which I am condemned.”

Military chaplain, Col. Pedro Martins approached the robbers and asked them to pray for forgiveness but he said, “Father, I am innocent. My blood will cleanse my family and my children will prosper.” Oyazimo’s last words touched Nigerians. It was such a pathetic moment.


Williams Alders Oyazimo

According to a source, Mr Williams Alders Oyazimo could have been truly innocent. His execution was likely a result of personal feud with some officers of higher ranks. He and Joseph Ilobo were accused of robbing One Alhaja Taibatu Opene of a loud speaker and record player worth N320. They both pleaded not guilty but were sentenced to death anyway.

However, the words of Oyazimo did not make the executors change their minds. A loud voice let out the command. Joseph Ilobo screamed “Make una go call that Alhaja, make she come see we die”. Then rain of bullets fell on the condemned trio’s bodies. Their lifeless bodies were inspected, untied and then taken away for burial.

The whole of Nigeria celebrated the end of Babatunde Folorunsho aka Baba oni lace but only to welcome more of his kind.



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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by Deomovies: 6:50am On May 15
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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by Jentle244(m): 6:53am On May 15
What a sad way to end life. but take a look at out country today. it na worse. the alders comment really touched me.



But the GOAT of all times in armed robbery in naija is ANINIH. the only man who Royal from Benin to Lagos on the reverse. and yet police no fit catch am.


but las las na woman expose am

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by NaijaCelebrity: 6:54am On May 15
hmmm Afonja and stealing......

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by Kingosytex(f): 7:06am On May 15
the adlers guy might have really been innocent but most times in 9ja evil rules over good.


what a sad way to exit this planet!


meanwhile inflation has killed and buried nigeria's economy. can u imagine a loud speaker and record player @ N320.

inflation i hail thee!!!

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by Nollyzonenews: 7:10am On May 15
My sister so sad especially that Navy Mr Williams
Kingosytex:
the adlers guy might have really been innocent but most times in 9ja evil rules over good.


what a sad way to exit this planet!


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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by OkpaAkuEriEri(m): 7:14am On May 15
We no d pple DAT break d history.
Only negative history.dem cant b lyk Achebe or adiche or Innoson.
Only armrobry n ritualist

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by Kingosytex(f): 7:16am On May 15
Nollyzonenews:
My sister so sad especially that Navy Mr Williams


i think his case was clearly a set-up

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by delugajackson: 7:18am On May 15
This manner of execution should also apply to Yahoo boys and their sympathizers.

I will gladly dance to the sound of their cries as it fills the air. Drink wine from their skulls and use their bones as drumsticks for exorcism.

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by Nollyzonenews: 7:19am On May 15
Yes a coup self just because #320
Kingosytex:



i think his case was clearly a set-up

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by MrGidifeed: 7:44am On May 15
embarassed embarassed embarassed what a sad ending...
Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by Alexis11: 12:16pm On May 15
Heard the remaining two guys were really innocent. cool
Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by TheMoniker: 12:16pm On May 15
grin
They should do this to the bullion van man in Lagos too
Same should go to the lifeless one.
Liked by PDPNG, Atiku, Deji Adeyanju, Osibade. Mmmm isha Allah.

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by WowSweetGuy(m): 12:16pm On May 15
less than 10secs pain
Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by ladiesreject(m): 12:16pm On May 15
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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by calberian: 12:17pm On May 15
At least one of the duo, Williams and Joseph was innocent.

Anyways, they’re dead now. Executioner, judge, accuser, accused, witnesses e.t.c.

All dead.

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by Amuocha: 12:20pm On May 15
Na dem SW shocked

"are all these people here to see me die? Ah! This is a wicked world. I have not committed any crime.”

- Tinubu sef embarassed

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by sinaj(f): 12:20pm On May 15
Hm

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by BlackSaints: 12:21pm On May 15
What about Aninih that guy is a beast.
Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by GBOKASINCHA(m): 12:21pm On May 15
for somebody to be complaining even on his execution day...that person is truly innocent

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by dataking: 12:22pm On May 15
RUbbish

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by yourFEARS: 12:23pm On May 15
A legendary Yoruba man

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Re: Meet Babatunde Folorunsho, The First Armed Robber Executed Publicly In Nigeria by arantess(m): 12:23pm On May 15
All demeanors, gather here kiss

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