Photos Emerge as Armed Robbers Attack Bank in Lagos, Police Swiftly React

Photos Emerge as Armed Robbers Attack Bank in Lagos, Police Swiftly React

  • The Lagos State Police Command has restored normalcy around the neighbourhood of Maplewood Estate, Oko Oba
  • This was after some suspected armed robbers tried to invade the banking hall of an unnamed bank forcefully
  • However, the police received a distress call and swiftly arrested the situation, impeding the robbers and averting the robbery

Lagos, Oko Oba - The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed a bank robbery attempt around Maplewood Estate, Oko Oba, by some suspected armed men.

It was gathered that the suspects were breaking the security doors to gain entry when men of the state police command stormed the scene to restore order.

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The Lagos State Police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, said a distress call was received around 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 3. Photo Credit: NPF/Deji Lambo
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The police operatives swiftly intercepted the armed men and averted the robbery. One of the suspected gunmen was nabbed at the scene of the incident, and he is currently in the custody of the Lagos State Police Command.

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Further confirming this development, the Lagos Police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed they got a distress call on Sunday morning around 4:20 a.m.

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He said:

"We got the distress call at 4:20 a.m and responded swiftly.
"Keeping Lagos State safe and secure is a task we are not relenting at."

Photos from the incident scene confirmed that the robbers vandalised the bank's security door to gain entry into the banking hall.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command is yet to give an update on whether it would commence an investigation into the incident or arraign and prosecute the suspect arrested at the scene of the attempted robbery.

However, the State Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is expected to take over the case and commence a thorough investigation of the robbery.

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In another development, the Ogun state police command has arrested a 33-year-old notorious robber in the Ijebu-ode - Benin Highway.

According to the spokesperson of the police, the notorious robber made confessions and indicted a police officer known as Inspector Ola.

It was gathered that Inspector Ola supplied guns and other ammunition to the suspect and his gang for their robbery operations.


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