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July 27, 2017 ( Post 1 )

The police at Idimu Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Fayomi Solomon early on Wednesday foiled a robbery operation that took place at Zenith Bank Plc branch at Egbeda, Lagos. During the operation, one of the robbers died as a result of injury he sustain in a gun battle with the Police while the second suspect was arrested alive.

The police also recovered short locally made gun and live ammunition including the motorcycle they used to operate in Lagos.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the suspects met their bitter end when they went to the bank targeted one woman identified as Mrs Joyce Bello and snatched N40,000 she withdrew from the Bank ATM.

They reportedly pointed their gun on her head and forced her to surrender the money.

While they where escaping, the mobile policeman attached to the bank noticed what they did and went after them.

Eye witness said the suspects were driving one way on the road trying to escape after shooting sporadically to scare people away,

Unfortunately that was the period Idimu police patrol team were moving round the area on routine check.

The robbers were said to have fell down due to gun injury the rider sustained and on sighting the Police led by the DPO, Solomon.

The corpse of the victim identified as Habib Bello who lived at Shasha area has been recovered and deposited at Igando General Hospital, while the second suspect who resides at Dopemu area was still detained at the Idimu Police Division.

When our reporter went to Idimu police division to speak with DPO and the suspect, the DPO was not around.

However, Police sources confirmed the incident and said signal has been sent to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni.

The Area Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Augustines Akika could not be reached for comment as he was said to have gone to the state Command at Ikeja.

Meanwhile Police sources said that the suspect will be transferred to Anti-robbery Squad at Ikeja command for further investigation.

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