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Photo: 2 Armed Robbers Arrested In Alagbado Lagos By Residents, Gang Leader Escaped

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Photo: 2 Armed Robbers Arrested In Alagbado Lagos By Residents, Gang Leader Escaped

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Jan 6, 2015 – Picture: 2 Armed Robbers Arrested In Alagbado Lagos By Brave Residents, Gang Leader Escaped

2 young men have been arrested during a foiled robbery operation in Alagbado area of Lagos.

The suspected robbers were caught by residents on December 5, 2014 and handed over to police at Alagbado Division.

Two of the 3-man robbery gang identified as Edward and David were nabbed while the 3rd  one simply identified as Kelvin is still at large.

The police said they recovered 7.65cm live ammunition from the suspects at the scene of the operation.

One of the suspect, 20-year-old Edward, an indigene of Egbema in Rivers state said:

“It was only Kelvin that had a gun. The two of us only had knives. It was about 7pm when we got to the house. We met a woman with her four children and we asked them to lie on the ground.

“We held the woman by the wrapper and she thought we wanted to rape her. She ignored the gun and ran out of the building, shouting to attract attention.

“When we saw that the people were gathering, we ran out and Kelvin escaped. I was pursued and was eventually caught. The residents wanted to lynch me, but a few others prevented them and advised that I should be taken to the police station.”

“I dropped out of secondary school in Junior Secondary School 1. My father is dead and I have four siblings. I agreed to go out with Kelvin and David because I needed money to give for my mother to take care of my younger ones,”.

The 2nd suspect, 27-year-old David from Aniocha in Delta State said:

I was a commercial tricycle driver. At a point when I could no longer cope financially, I sold my tricycle for N80,000. When I met Kelvin, he said we could go on the street and make some money since he had a gun. He was the one who led us to the house of the victims. But he managed to escape that night.

“He told me he was travelling to South Africa and he needed money to complete his visa processing. I knew I was foolish for going with him, but it was because of my financial condition.”

Police claimed that the suspect injured one of their victims and attempted to rape a woman in front of her children.

Lagos Police officials are making effort to arrest the run-away gang member who reportedly used AK47 rifle to terrorize residents during the foiled operation.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Conscience 1

    January 6, 2015 at 4:22 AM

    These miscreants are nothing but products of a lawless belligerent society.
    Oh Nigeria my country! How and when did we get to this spot?

    • Ib

      January 6, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      Wetin do Nigeria your country?. Which country armed robbers no dey?

      • RAZZO

        January 6, 2015 at 7:03 AM

        IB!! you are a ***l! Nigerian arm bubbers are more all over the world.. am in Ghana come hear and see how the ibos are been sentenced to prison every day for armrubbery. criminals. Am arshamed to be called a Nigerian in Ghana just because of the **** criminals and 419. though not all Ibos are criminals but many.

  2. Natasha Williams

    January 6, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    Who are we to blame unemployment or laziness

    • Ib

      January 6, 2015 at 6:14 AM

      Circumstance….even those we claim are employed or hard working, have something hidden they need to be arrested for. “na person Wey we catch na em be thief”

      • Kelvin

        January 6, 2015 at 7:55 AM

        @Ib,so what exactly is D point U r trying to make ?or are these armed robbers ur siblings?U better say D truth now and let D devil be ashamed .Ewu!

  3. Grace

    January 6, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Nigeria Shame 419 thief thief kill kill rape rape nation. So sad I came from Nigeria. God do something. Look at that girl who died in Benin by thief cult boyfriends. May GOD not let my children marry our Nigerians. Let them marry from any other nation.

  4. D Hunter

    January 6, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    @ Grace, I am nt in anyway promoting crime or in support of it eida, but I hv been follown ur comments n all pointed 2 d fact dat u gr8ly regret eva comin 4rm Nigeria.

    Why nt just nationalize urslf n family 2 Ghana, whr u‘re presntly residin wt ur family? D only con3 on d surface of d Earth u tink is crime free n leave us alone?
    Wateva happened, Naija is my con3, gbam!

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