Kayode Uaneroro, super cop who nabbed Lawrence Anini, is dead

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Kayode Uaneroro, super cop who nabbed Lawrence Anini, is dead

Mr Kayode Uaneroro, retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, who arrested notorious armed robber, Lawrence Anini, on 3 December 1986, is dead.

He died on Monday, 15 November 2021, after a brief illness.

Kayode who was an astute professional even as Security Manager, First Bank Headquarters, in Lagos for over 15 years after retirement arrested Anini, also known as The Law, at a house in Benin City between 2nd and 3rd East Circular Road in the company of his girlfriend who the super cop used to betray her most wanted lover.

Kayode, who was over six feet tall, dark and rippling with muscles with a no-nonsense visage, apart from being a crack Police detective also had a black belt in Karate.

He was the commandant at the Mopol training school at Gwoza when it was suggested to the then Inspector General of Police, late Gambo Jimeta, that if they were serious about getting Anini, Kayode was to be detailed for the task.

Kayode who had many encounters with armed robbers and made them pay dearly was naturally deemed fit as the man to go after Anini who had become a kind of a national embarrassment.

In a couple of weeks and acting on intelligence, Kayode and his ten-man team of crack policemen working in mufti but heavily armed, stormed into the Benin city house where Lawrence Anini was hiding.

Anini, who was not expecting the Police, was shot on his left ankle by Kayode and immobilized. That was the end of the reign of Lawrence Anini and the national embarrassment.

Kayode Uaneroro, super cop who nabbed Lawrence Anini, is dead

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