Bandits have killed a policeman, Mr. Sunday Agboricaen, and by-standers in Badagry area of Lagos State while robbing a pick-up van laden with a huge sum of money owned by a bank.
It was learnt that the robbers, who shot sporadically, also killed a pregnant woman while other motorists and bystanders were hit by stray bullets. The robbers allegedly killed Agboricaen and injured other policemen but the police also shot one of the robbers before fleeing.
Some thugs, wielding sophisticated weapons, opened fire on two trucks, one of which was carrying a huge sum of money. The robbers shot sporadically, hitting many bystanders at Mowo Bus Stop.
“Policemen came out and engaged them in a gun duel but the robbers overpowered them, killing one and injuring another. The Commissioner of Police for the state command, Mr. Umar Manko, said efforts were being made to arrest the hoodlums.
Meanwhile, the command has arrested a 20-year-old barber, Ladun Agemo; a 27-year-old baker, Mr. Taofeek Bukola; and Wale Adeniyi for alleged armed robbery.
The police five AK-47 rifles and rounds of live ammunition from the suspects. He said, “I am a smuggler but I have followed the gang to three robbery operations. If the police could release me, I would become an informant, helping to make arrests. He gave the names of his colleagues as Koledowo, Wale, Dada, Mutairu.”