From the various coup d’etat that ushered in many military administrations to the civil war, ordinary Nigerians are not left out in terrorising, maiming and killing other people. These are some of the most notorious criminals whose names were enough to put fear in the heart of the average Nigerian:
1. Lawrence Anini aka The Law
Lawrence Anini was a notorious armed robber who terrorised residents of Old Bendel state (now Edo and Delta states) in the 80’s. Anini and his gang started out as car snatchers but graduated to robbing banks. Anini killed many of the policemen sent to apprehend him but was finally caught in December of 1986. He was executed in March 1987.