One of the robbery suspects arrested, Monday, in Idimu area of Lagos, has said a staff of the bank gave them information about the customer, who was shot and robbed.
This is just as the Lagos State Police Command said that the police Inspector that was shot by the bandits at an Automated Teller Machine, ATM, did not die.
The command said the officer, identified simply as Inspector Musa attached to 2 PMF Keffi, was shot in the cheek and that he is responding to treatment at an undisclosed hospital. Recall that the four-man robbery gang stormed the bank in two motorcycles and waited until the customer came out of the banking hall. They then shot him, collected the withdrawn amount and zoomed off.
On their way, they saw Inspector Musa at an ATM and fired shots at him. However, two members of the gang were shot dead by operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, who were on patrol. In his confessional statement, the suspect, Jafar Ismail, said that they were invited by one of the bank’s staff.
He did not disclose the identity of the staff, but it was learned that operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SAS went for the arrest of the bank’s staff yesterday.
The suspect, who disclosed that Monday was not their first time of visiting the bank, said: “We have a bank staff, who usually informs us whenever any customer withdraws huge amount. “We would position our motorcycles around the bank and wait for the customer.
Immediately we sight the person, we would ride our bike close and snatch the money. We usually shoot if the person put up resistance. “At the end of any operation, we would give him the largest share and share the rest among ourselves.
“We were told that this particular customer withdrew over N300,000, but were not successful as police got us.” Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, said: “Inspector Musa, attached to 2PMF Keffi, Lagos, was trailed from a bank in Idimu where he earlier withdrew some money.
“They accosted him in his Ford Jeep at Okunola Road near Aregbesola Hospital Idimu and was fired on the cheeks. “He was rushed to Lagos State General Hospital, Ikeja, where the bullet was extracted. He was treated and has been discharged. He did not die.” Badmus added that investigation was still ongoing.
Thug attacks police station in Lagos, steals DPO’s uniform (Video)
Men of the Lagos Police Command have paraded a hoodlum who attacked and burnt a police station in the state, carting away the DPO’S uniform
The suspect was arrested while rocking the uniform of a DPO.
He was paraded before newsmen by the Lagos state police command today October 27.
Watch a video of him while being paraded along with others below:
Burial arrangements of killed #EndSARS protester, Anthony Unuode, announced
The burial poster of an endSARS protester, Anthony Unuode, who was attacked and stabbed to death by hoodlums in Abuja, has been released by his family members.
Unuode, who joined other Nigerians to protest against police brutality in Kubwa area of Abuja, was attacked and killed by hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful protest.
He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
He was 28 years old.
According to his obituary, Anthony who was 28 years, will be interred on October 30.
See his obituary below:
Army denies shooting #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate
The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that it shot and killed peaceful end SARS protesters at Lekki toll plaza on October 20.
The denial was disclosed in a statement released by the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA)
The Acting Director Army Public Relations (ADPR), Major Osoba Olaniyi, however, confirmed the involvement of soldiers in restoring order in Lagos following the imposition of a curfew on the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Read the statement below:
“The attention of Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral video on social media in which it was alleged that civilian protesters were massacred by soldiers at Lekki Toll Plaza. This allegation is untrue, unfounded and aimed at causing anarchy in the country.
At no time did soldiers of the Nigerian Army open fire on any civilian. From the onset of the ENDSARS protest, there was no time personnel of 81 Division Nigerian Army Lagos were involved.
However, the decision to call in the military was taken by the Lagos State Government (LASG) after a 24- hour curfew was imposed.
This was as a result of the violence which led to several police stations being burnt, policemen killed, suspects in police custody released and weapons carted away.
The situation was fast degenerating into anarchy. It was at this point that LASG requested for the military to intervene in order to restore normalcy.
The intervention of the military followed all laid down procedures for Internal Security operations and all the soldiers involved acted within the confines of the Rules of Engagement (ROE) for Internal Security operations.
Finally, Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army reiterates Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities did not shoot at any civilian as there are glaring and convincing evidence to attest to this fact.
This allegation is the hand work of mischief makers who will stop at nothing to tarnish the image of the Nigerian Army. The general public is hereby enjoined to discountenance this allegation as there is no iota of truth therein.”
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