Robbers, Police In 4-hour Gun Duel In Lagos

(m) at 1-10-2012 11:55PM (7 years ago)

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«§» 1 October 2012

A gang of dare-devil robbers last weekend, engaged men of Idimu Police Command in four hours of midnight gun duel in an attempt to rob a top Nigerian Breweries distributor at Unity Estate, along Egbeda-Idimu Road, Lagos, who was away in London. In the war-like encounter, there were no casualties but one woman was wounded in the leg and rushed to a nearby hospital by the police for treatment.

The operation was led by the Area ‘M’ Police Commander, ACP Ibrahim Kaoje and supported by at least six divisional police officers and their men to dislodge the robbers who mistakenly dropped one of their handsets at the scene of the robbery. Before the Unity Estate operation, the robbers had struck at Ejigbo, Agege, Iyana-Ipaja and Gowon Estate. According to informed sources, the robbers’ operations at Gowon Estate and Idimu area were very fierce, creating fear and pandemonium in the areas because of the sophistication of the weapons used by the robbers.

Apparently working on information, the robbers targeted the distributor’s residence to dispossess him of his market sales for last week, unaware he had travelled to London. Police sources said the robbers gained entry into the house through the window and commenced operation. But a distress call to the Idimu Area Command saved the situation. It was a do-or-die operation by the robbers as they engaged the police in a shoot-out without ceasing between 12 midnight and 4 am in the morning.

The police had commenced investigation to determine the involvement of the insiders in the matter. Meanwhile, police division at Bar Beach have arrested another gang of robbers at Victoria Island Lagos. The policemen on patrol caught the gang in a car parked at the Law School gate Victoria Island with at least, five occupants, planning for operation. On sighting a police patrol van, the robbers opened fire on the policemen who responded immediately. Two of the robbers were apprehended and others escaped.

One locally made pistol with three rounds of live cartridges, one Opel Astra saloon car, one driver’s licence, one Ecobank savings withdrawal slip, one Oceanic ATM card, one Tecno phone, vehicle particulars and a sum of N11,100.10 were found in the vehicle. The Divisional police officer for the area, CSP Adegoke Fayoade, confirmed the arrested two suspected robbers (names withheld), but declined to comment further. Daily Sun gathered that the suspects had been transferred to SARS, Ikeja for further investigation.



solly22 (f) at 2-10-2012 12:20AM
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Good
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GraceB (f) at 2-10-2012 01:05AM
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Over goooood......
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winace (f) at 2-10-2012 04:19AM
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Abeg d woman wounded, wat was luking for at dat time of d nite or is she a police woman?
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winace (f) at 2-10-2012 04:21AM
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Well thank GOD they didn't succeessed and our police are becuming very active. Gud
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ajanni (m) at 2-10-2012 08:04AM
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na wa ooooooooo, this na real war ooooooo
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dallasp (m) at 2-10-2012 11:23AM
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micc (m) at 2-10-2012 12:38PM
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  Good job
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ajanni (m) at 2-10-2012 02:27PM
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dare- devil robbers?
na wa oooooooooo
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Solidstonez (f) at 2-04-2013 07:41PM
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Solidstonez (f) at 2-04-2013 07:41PM
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Solidstonez (f) at 2-04-2013 07:42PM
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ajanni (m) at 2-04-2013 08:36PM
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Quote from: ajanni on  2-10-2012 02:27PM
dare- devil robbers?
na wa oooooooooo
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ajanni (m) at 3-04-2013 06:36AM
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on notebook?
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