Robbers attacked a bullion van and killed a police inspector who was part of the team of policemen escorting the money to a bank in Lagos, yesterday.
The policemen were said to be escorting staff of a plastic-making company with an undisclosed sum of money around Ajao when the armed robbers opened fire thereby killing the inspector.
It was learnt that although the inspector was killed, the policemen were able to foil the robbery as the culprits were said to have sustained bullet wounds.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone, adding that efforts were being made to arrest the culprits.
She said: “The policemen were on duty and were escorting the plastic company workers to the bank with the money when they were attacked somewhere between Aswani and Ajao Estate.
“Armed robbers laid ambush and killed a police inspector but the robbery was foiled as the armed robbers were also shot but managed to escape. Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing.”