Nigeria-British born jailed over armed robbery after victim recognised him on facebook

1288, Nigerian-British born jailed

A Nigerian-British born, Omar Famuyide, who was involved in multiple armed robberies, and was arrested and charged after his victim recognised him on facebook, has been jailed for 17 years.

The 21-year-old’s identity had remained unknown, and was on a two-month crime spree until his identity was unraveled after his face popped in the ‘People You May Know’ feed on one of his victims’ social media pages, according to report by Daily Mail.

The report said a court heard Famuyide was one of two thugs who burst into the Ambassador’s Relaxation Suite in Birmingham city centre on July 13 last year, and assaulted two women, and shot at the building as they fled.

The Nigerian-British born then struck again a month later on August 11 when he walked up to a man in the Highgate area of the city and held a gun to his head.

According to the report, he demanded the keys to the victim’s BMW before stealing the car, which was found by police two days later.

Subsequently a firearm recovered from the vehicle was examined and found to be the gun that fired a bullet at the relaxation suite a month earlier.

The report said also found were keys to a Seat Leon, which was stolen by a man with a knife on the same night the BMW was taken.

The victim in that robbery contacted officers in August to say he recognised Famuyide from his feed on Facebook.

He was eventually caught and a search of his home in Highgate found a distinctive fisherman’s style hat – identical to that worn by the offender during the Ambassador’s raid.
Famuyide was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court after being convicted of robbery, attempted robbery and possession of a firearm and a knife.

Read full story: Armed robber is jailed for 21 years after his victim recognised him when Facebook suggested they should become friends

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