Posted by News Express | 25 November 2019 | 642 times
Two suspected armed robbers, said to be members of Aiye and Eiye Confraternities, were on Friday night arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) after a failed attempt to rob two occupants of a vehicle in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State.
The suspects, Abbey Kolawole, 40, Ikenna Eze 30 and Femi (now at large) had accosted two occupants of a vehicle, who were having private discussions.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Bala Elkana, Police Image Maker, Lagos State, said the occupants were reported to have locked up their vehicle before the suspects got there.
According to Eze, the leader of the gang, Femi, in the process was brandishing his gun and, ordered the occupants to alight from the car but they refused.
“He shot into the air, and threatened to shoot the occupants. In his attempt to fire the second shot the locally made double barrel gun hooked and by this time, the residents of the area had emerged to check what was happening.
“The robbers fled in different directions and abandoned their gun.
“The leader of the gang escaped, both Kolawole and Eze were unlucky as they were apprehended by residents while attempting to scale through their fences and they were handed over to the officers of the RRS following a distress call.
Police investigations revealed that Femi invited the gang out to the house of a resident of Shagari Estate, Iyana – Ipaja with the intent of killing him.
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