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BN Bytes: TV Personality Efe Tommy Robbed



The rate of crime in Nigeria is still climbing as we hear constant reports regarding robberies and other crimes. On Wednesday 8th of February 2012, TV Personality Efe Tommy (Real Name – Efemena Adabamu) was leaving a bank in Ogba, Lagos.

The Excite TV presenter had withdrawn the sum of N250,000 and had just stepped out of the bank and was heading to his car when a man on a motorbike suddenly grabbed the bag containing the money and sped off. The presenter was unhurt but shaken by the attack.

We have read various reports on robberies involving assailants on motorbikes in various cities around the country. Sadly, some have resulted in deaths and serious injuries. We are glad that Efe Tommy was unhurt, however, with all the taxes, subsidy removals and tolls, our government has no excuses, the state of security in the country needs to be improved.


  1. rogotigi

    February 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

    He must av been trailed! Thank God he wsnt hurt though.
    The govt needs to boost security around banks.
    *thinking* Is there a way to avoid having people withdraw huge amounts of money like that. *just thinking innocently oh*

  2. D Pretty

    February 10, 2012 at 11:59 am

    There must be something the police force n d rest of the security agencies can do to curb the rate of crimes. This is worrisome. Pele oh Efe Tommy.
    Btw, he might have been carrying the bag of money carelessly.

  3. jane

    February 10, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Cool BN post? Nay or yay?…Efe sowi though…bn dnt wori fashn wwk is jst aaround d corner k,sensing boredom

  4. Theodora

    February 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Well too bad…millions of people go through such everyday and nobody hears it…so efe plz dont be shaken, its the state of our dear country, hopefully one day e go beta. sorry bro

  5. partyrider

    February 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Pele oh..withdrawing 100k and above,i advise you park inside the bank,enter your car and put the money under your sit..hehehe seriously this is what i do when mumc sends me to the bank..cos i cant tell story of “it was when,i now enter..and they now grabbed the money” well except if theres no parking in the bank with a gate oh..oh well at the end of the day sha it is God that saves and protects..
    oga Efe,pele least they didnt harm you..

    but again err…BN was this post really necessary? but i love u guys so much,so i will turn a blind eye 😀

    • Ginika

      February 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Lol… true sha, very very true…Naija needs to beef up security which requires good roads

  6. Ou_Min_Li

    February 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    This is alarming. Happy that Efe is unharmed physically. One of the ingredients for prosperity as a nation is security. How can people invest their emotions, sweat, and ideas in a country if they’re worried it wouldn’t yield returns? I hate to say this but I’m tired of us asking govt. to do something about it. This is too much. Self-destructiveness galore. It’s like a ticking bomb waiting to—it has already exploded. Yet its not impossible for change to happen I believe. I’m very optimistic.

  7. estelle

    February 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    too bad ………they should have stolen his hermes belt while they were at it

    • D Pretty

      February 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Maybe he went to withdraw money to buy a new deigners belt for the next red carpet event,maybe an LV.
      U cracked me up real good. U just made my day dear.*HuggingUtight*

    • partyrider

      February 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm


    • annie

      February 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      hahahahah u go kill person o.That hermes belt na die every red carpet and na only one oh

    • That Girl

      February 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Loooool!! That was funny!!

  8. Nonye

    February 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I’m glad that he wasn’t hurt. Thank God for CBN’s cash lite policy, incidents like this will all be in the past.
    No need to withdraw large sums of money , just transfer it to wherever you need to.

    • Bolanle

      February 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      i agree, personally its not safe to walk around anywhere with large sums of money if you can prevent it. Its better to lose money than to lose your life, even if it was a large amount!

    • Lagos Banker

      February 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Cashless policy not cash light. He shld make use of interbank transfers, RTGS & NEFT transfer methods. No one shld still be carrying cash in this century. Lagos is just too dangerous for such.

      Please let’s all learn from this. the charges aren’t so bad, probably N500 charge on 250k transfer.

  9. Ice queen

    February 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Efe pele oh!

  10. missforbes

    February 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    BN nawa is this supposed to be news people are robbed everyday so becos efe is robbed now we shud all use ogbono to do skipping rope hian. dem 4 even collect him one line hair so i wont see that hair on the red carpet again.

    • Ready

      February 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Wow. No judgment o…just wow.
      On a similar yet not as….. note, yeah..this shouldn’t have been news.

    • Gidi

      February 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Take it easy on the lad o!
      He is still trying to discover himself.

    • partyrider

      February 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      discover himself? Lmao..oh dear BN readers,you guys wont kill somebody. 😀

    • Gidi

      February 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      I was actually responding to Missforbes. My reply was not properly nested.

  11. UsaveOne

    February 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Thank God for sparing his life!
    Plz Check..

  12. Kels

    February 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Efe. Its aiit, Ʊ de guy took ur failure n negative thinking as well, its all gonna be possible in any good things Ʊ lay ur hands all.

  13. junie-plum

    February 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Most recently,its been discovered that these robberies re sucessful with d bank staffs giving out information to the robbers. Its a good thing he wasn’t hurt.

  14. konnie

    February 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    they knew he had that money on him. No coincidence. Anyway, good thing he is ok.

  15. deedee

    February 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    erm…Bella, seriously??? i cant bliv u put dis ‘story’ up….this happens to a lotta pple every day….its no news!

    • naijababe

      February 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      I agree!! Please post something worth while. There are hundreds of Nigerians that unfortunately go through this everyday and for some it has happened more than once. Please up the “anty” on content level BN.

    • Socris

      February 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

      I’m sure the story was posted here for a reason and that’s to learn from his mistakes…. We know it happens everyday.

  16. pynk

    February 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    really he aint the first to get robbed. next time pay the person by cheque.

  17. Africhic

    February 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    hmmm *Bella

  18. AlittleHumor

    February 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I dont understand some people o! So if the news was that the money was snatched and the guy was shot, then it would have been “news” and worth your time abi??? if you like dont take something out of the post and be careful when you moving cash.

  19. Toriola

    February 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    what in da world? why is this news? people get robbed everyday in that country. people get killed for 20,000Naira mobile phones…i guess its abominable once it happens to the BN celebrities abi?mschewwwwww.,…slow news day indeed. oshi o da.

  20. T.S.

    February 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    The crime rate in Nigeria is alarming, we all know that but if nothing is being done to subdue the reasons why people commit crimes, then it will continue.

    -We live in a society where our leaders continue to steal our nation’s wealth right in front of our own eyes and openly too and walk away free.
    -Some of these thieves are educated people that cannot find a job anywhere. One must survive.
    -We live in a money hungry society. No one has respect or regard for their fellow beings unless they have wealth. We have seen many cases where the poor are being mistreated and killed innocently. So no one wants to be poor.
    Stealing is wrong in the eyes of everyone but Nigeria’s rate of 419 is beyond just people’s bad morals. We are humans and we have to survive especially in a society that has low regard for their less privileged people.

  21. pinnacle

    February 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    @estelle you get a hug and kisses from me

  22. baby gurlz

    February 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    @T.S, God blezz u. U go progress AMEN! Make una c me c trouble o, bella nwa, biko, dis 1 no b torri at al.
    Very soon now dem go put am say EFE TOMMY just bought an LV shoe worth 1m$, so make we jump up kwanu?
    Nobody wants to b poor, I and am sure a lot of nigerians have been a victim of robbery, its not like I was happy about it at the time cuz my international passport wit a valid visa that I was to use that week infact I don buy ticket already was stolen.but u c, pple r hungry! Am sure if those boys came to beg for food frm u, u wud prefer to buy d latest ICE watch than give them, they have seen him showing off in thisday style etc, so they feel I’m don chop belleful.
    Take heart my dear, I think the msg should be, let’s do what we can to help people who are less priviledged, it wud help reduce a lot.

  23. Hosea

    February 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Nigeria is really a concrete jungle. Robbers in Nigeria are extremely brutal. They rarely want to take SOME of your belongings, they always want to take EVERYTHING that you have. If it was possible for them to move your house, they would do it. Poverty don finish us die.
    Theft in Nigeria should be among the main issues these foolish leaders should tackle. People cannot enjoy their money because poor people feel left out while some see the need to take everything you’ve worked for.
    How can you blame Nigerian robbers when the government isn’t doing sh*t? No jobs; nothing! However, I always ask why a lot of Nigerians sit at home and say “government never give us job” why they can come up with business ideas. Besides going to school to become lawyers, accountants, doctors, computer scientists, and Engineers, I do believe that as human beings we have other interests/ hobbies. Nigeria is a great place to start up your business because there is no damn system. Since we know the situation in Nigeria, why can’t more unemployed people better themselves by turning their hobbies into businesses. We need to learn how to be creative , follow our guts, and stop following what other people doing.
    Another issue why I think a lot of us young Nigerians don’t perfect our skills in other talents/ interests besides school is because our parents rarely encourage (d) it. If parents really get to know their children and support their talents, we will not have to deal with a lot of confused and hopeless graduates or youths in Nigeria. We don’t have to see enrolling our children in music/ arts/ sports classes etc as a luxury but as a necessity. We need diversity in our country. You don’t just need to spend 11 years in med/ engineering/ law school to be respected. There are law graduates who are professional criminals in Nigeria.

  24. natalie

    February 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    who is this boi again? this irritant who turns up at every event and cant utter a word of English without a major blunder?
    since when did BN start puttin up this sorta stories? im dis associating myself
    efe who? a Derele wannabe!

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