1 Killed, Others Injured In Police, Robbers Gun Battle In Lagos

1 Killed, Others Injured In Police, Robbers Gun Battle In Lagos

A robber was shot dead on Tuesday morning by Policemen from Elere Police Station and Area ‘G’ Command Ogba, Lagos State, during a foiled robbery attack along Orile Agege road, Lagos State.

According to reports, the robbers who were about six in number stormed 61 and 63 Orile Road at about 2.25 am and started robbing from room to room before a distress call was made to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Elere Police Station, Phillips Eze, who then led a combined team of anti-robbery policemen to the scene.

One of the robbers who was killed

Recounting what happened, one of the victims, 43-year-old Isaac Tunde Vaughan who lost four wrist watches, two mobile phones and N72, 000.00 to the robbers said the gang and the police engaged in a gun in a gun duel which led to the death of one while others escaped with bullet wounds.

He added that the one who died had attempted to rape his wife after robbing them but the police arrived before he could have his way.

"It was the exchange of gun fire between the police and his colleagues that made him stop harassing my wife and he was caught by bullets from the police," he said.

Another victim, 24-year-old Success Onuoha whose head was broken with bottle by the robbers, said he lost three phones, a wrist watch and his ID card, to the robbers while Segun Azannai, 22, lost three phones, an Identity card and N90,000 to the robbers.

A Ghanaian, Samson Osei-poku, said that this is the second time in six days that robbers have attacked residents in the area.

He however thanked the police for showing up promptly on each occasion.

Source: Legit.ng

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