Nigerian female serial robber jailed in the UK
A Nigerian woman identified as Gloria Makanjuola, has been jailed in the United Kingdom after the Snaresbrook Crown Court found her guilty on charges of robbery and theft.
According to Detective Sergeant Coleman, the senior investigating officer from the Roads and Transports Policing Command, Gloria Makanjuola committed a series of robberies and theft on buses in Hackney, even targeting an 87-year-old woman, has been jailed.
Makanjuola, 28, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court to two years and eight months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to eight counts of robbery, four counts of theft and four counts of fraud at an earlier hearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court.
Makanjuola committed the offences between September 2018 and October 2018 across Hackney.
Her victims were aged between 18 and 87 years and all the offences occurred on buses in Hackney.
One victim, an 87-year-old man, was targeted by Makanjuola as he travelled on a route around Wick Road.
She sat next to the victim and tried to put her hands in his pocket, he told her to stop but she managed to grab around £80 in cash.
On another occasion, an 18-year-old woman was on board a route 277 bus in the area of Mare Street, E5 when Makanjuola started talking to her.
During the conversation, she kept touching the victim and was crying.
The victim told her to leave her alone, Makanjuola then left the bus by pressing the emergency exit button.