How I was al­most killed by two sus­pected rob­bers –Vic­tim

Daily Trust - - CRIME - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

Amid­dle-aged woman, Mary Udoh, who re­cently es­caped be­ing killed by a sus­pected two-man armed rob­bery gang along Ladoke Ak­in­tola Street, La­gos, has re­counted how she and her hus­band es­caped by the whiskers.

The panic-stricken Mary told Daily Trust ex­clu­sively that she and her hus­band were trekking on the Bank An­thony Way, Ikeja, to board a com­mer­cial tri­cy­cle when they were sud­denly con­fronted by two sus­pected armed rob­bers.

She said one of them held her hus­band down while the other held a small axe close to her head.

She said,” I was trekking with my hus­band, John Udoh, on Ladoke Ak­in­tola Street, Ikeja, in or­der to board a com­mer­cial tri­cy­cle (Marwa) to Nitel. Sud­denly, two boys emerged from nowhere and held my hus­band hostage.

“One of the boys also held me firmly and force­fully col­lected my hand­bag con­tain­ing three hand­sets and the sum of N9, 000. Im­me­di­ately, I shouted for help. While I was shout­ing for help, I saw a pa­trol van of the Rapid Re­sponse Squad (RRS) 163 ap­proach­ing us. Im­me­di­ately they sighted the po­lice­men they zoomed off in a Toy­otal Camry car with the speed of light­en­ing.”

Con­firm­ing the ar­rest, the po­lice public re­la­tions of­fi­cer, La­gos State com­mand, Joe Of­for, said the team also re­cov­ered a Toy­ota Camry car with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber GGE 204 DG, used by the sus­pected rob­bers.

He said the RRS com­man­der, As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Olatunji Disu, re­vealed that the team, while on pa­trol, saw a lady who was cry­ing for as­sis­tance af­ter she and her hus­band had been robbed.

He ex­plained that the vic­tim re­vealed that they were on their way to board an East-bound ve­hi­cle at about 5:40 am.

The po­lice re­sponded im­me­di­ately and em­barked on a hot chase of the flee­ing sus­pected rob­bers, who on sight­ing the ap­proach­ing pa­trol team, aban­doned the ve­hi­cle and fled into the bush.

“The re­cov­ered ve­hi­cle is presently at the premises of the RRS head­quar­ters in Alausa. The items re­cov­ered in­side the ve­hi­cle in­clude six hand­sets, 1 UTC Axe, one pair of can­vass, a pass­port pho­to­graph, a taxi sign board and doc­u­ments,” he said.

Items re­cov­ered from the rob­bers

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