The surviving member of an armed robbery gang that attacked a police constable on Monday, in Idimu area of Lagos, revealed that a staff of the bank gave them information about the victim, who was shot on the jaw and is currently receiving treatment at a hospital.
The three-man robbery gang arrived the bank in motorcycles, shot the customer as he was leaving the banking hall and snatched his money. However, in their attempt to flee, two were shot dead by operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, who were on patrol while the surviving suspect identified as Jafar Ismail was arrested.
In his confessional statement, Jafar Ismail, said that they were invited by one of the bank’s staff, adding that it wasn’t their first time.
“We have a bank staff, who usually informs us whenever any customer withdraws huge amount. We would position our motorcycles around the bank and wait for the customer. Immediately we sight the person, we would ride our bike close and snatch the money. We usually shoot if the person put up resistance. At the end of any operation, we would give him the largest share and share the rest among ourselves. We were told that this particular customer withdrew over N300,000, but were not successful as police got us.” he confessed.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the arrest said:
“Inspector Musa, attached to 2PMF Keffi, Lagos, was trailed from a bank in Idimu where he earlier withdrew some money. They accosted him in his Ford Jeep at Okunola Road near Aregbesola Hospital Idimu and was fired on the cheeks. He was rushed to Lagos State General Hospital, Ikeja, where the bullet was extracted. He was treated and has been discharged. He did not die.”
Meanwhile, Vanguard reports that operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SAS went for the arrest of the bank’s staff yesterday.