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- carts away with hundreds of Naira
A legal luminary and former chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Edo State Chapter, Barrister Austin Odigie has been attacked by suspected armed robbers in Benin city, Edo state.
The Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria was attacked by four unknown gunmen along Ehaekpen street in Benin city, Edo state around 6:15 PM over the weekend
The four heavily armed men who attacked him while entering his car forced him off the steering and took charge of the wheel.
They immediately ordered him at gunpoint to go to the back seat of his Pathfinder Jeep where he was forcefully laid on the floor while they used him as their foot mat to drive around Benin city.
Standard Gazette gathered that they collected all his Automated Teller machine cards and asked him to release the pin codes.
They drove him to various ATM stands in Benin city where they collected hundreds of Naira from his all his Bank accounts.
The legal icon was giving the beaten of his life as the hoodlums planned to take him to his house but later changed their minds.
Further findings revealed that the armed men finally took their victim to a primary school in Benin city after three hours of hard drilling and torments where they asked him to undress up to his panties.
He was thereafter asked to run away naked while they pointed their guns at him.
The former Edo state Youth Council chairman, however, raised alarm after running for a distance, forcing some residents in the area to inquire who was shouting.
A resident in the area who recognised him to be Barrister Austin Odigie then gave him clothes to wear and then assisted him to Evbuotubu Police station in Benin city where the matter was reported.
As at press time, Standard Gazette checks revealed that the snatched Pathfinder Jeep has been recovered by the police.
The police, however, promised to go after the hoodlums and ensure that they are arrested and prosecuted soon.