Inspector shot by robbers alive, say police

The police in Lagos on Tuesday said the Inspector who was shot by gunmen at the Idimu area of the state was alive. According to a statement by the command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police  (SP) said the Inspector identified simply as Musa and attached to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Keffi, Lagos […]
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The police in Lagos on Tuesday said the Inspector who was shot by gunmen at the Idimu area of the state was alive.

According to a statement by the command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police  (SP) said the Inspector identified simply as Musa and attached to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Keffi, Lagos was rushed to Ikeja General Hospital where the bullet was extracted.

Badmos also disclosed that the policeman was trailed from the bank and shot on the face in a bid to dispossess him of the money he was carrying.

It was learnt that Musa, who was not dressed in Police uniform had gone to make some withdrawals from a commercial bank at Okunola Road near Aregbesola.

The gunmen who stormed the place in two motorcycles and had earlier killed a civilian bank customer, were said to have trailed him to his Ford Jeep, where he was shot on the head.

Badmos said: “The gang had targeted a customer coming out of a bank, the customer who was later identified as an Inspector of police was fired on the face in order to dispossess him of the money he’s carrying in a bag. The sound of the shooting attracted the IGP’s team and patrolmen from Idimu who swiftly moved to the scene.

“On sighting the operatives, the robbers opened fire and the team responded which led to two of the robbers being hit by bullets. The robbers were rushed to hospital where they were confirmed dead while the victim is recovering in the hospital.

“The case was transferred to Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (SARS), where investigation revealed that the suspect Gafar Ismail is on the wanted list of the command for cases of okada robbery.

“Meanwhile, the suspect has been giving the command useful information that will aid investigation. Items recovered from the suspects are two locally made pistols, four live ammunitions and one bajaj motorcycle.

“The command will continue to be on the trail of okada robbers in the state as it’s committed to ending the activities of these hoodlums.”

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Source:The Nation Nigeria

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