By Ganiyat Ganiyu
Ishola Oyenusi, popularly known as Doctor Oyenusi, was a notorious armed robber who terrorized the people of Lagos and it’s neighboring cities in the 1970s.
Oyenusi and his gang of six men were skilled in snatching cars, robbing banks, factories, stores and killing people.
Doctor Oyenusi, as he was called, was not a doctor by profession but adopted the title for the fun of it.
Oyenusi came into limelight after the Nigerian civil war ended in 1970. He robbed banks and people in both daylight and night.
On the 27th of March, 1971, Oyenusi was nabbed by the police during one of his robbery operations in which he and his notorious gang killed a police constable named Mr.
Nwi and stole $28,000.
He was found guilty andsentenced to death by firing squad.
Himself and his gang members; Joseph Osamedike, Ambrose Nwokobia, Joel Amamieye, Philip Ogbolumain, Ademola Adegbitan and Stephen Ndubuokwu were executed at Bar Beach, Lagos.
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