Courageous Man Overcomes Armed Robber Who Stole His Girlfriend’s Phone And Collects Gun In Lagos — “I am not an armed robber and we didn’t attack the girl; we only collected her phone”
Armed Robbery: Man Overcomes Armed Robber Who Stole His Girlfriend’s Phone And Collects Gun In Lagos
Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State have arrested a suspected armed robber, Michael David, 22, after he relieved a lady, identified as Kate of her phone.
It’s understood David alongside two other members of his gang who were armed with a locally-made double-barrelled pistol, attacked Kate and her boyfriend, Desmond, around 10pm at Close 26, Satellite Town, Ijegun. The robbers then took away Kate’s mobile phone and threatened to kill the pair if they did not cooperate.
According to Punch Metro, the robbers had allegedly mounted a waiting motorcycle and were about speeding off when Desmond summoned courage and attacked the men. He succeeded in pulling down David while his girlfriend called for help. The suspect attempted to shoot David but the gun reportedly jammed. Eventually, residents seized the Imo State indigene and handed him over to the police.
On Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Edgal Imohimi, paraded David among seven other suspected robbers at the Police Officers’Mess, Ikeja. The police boss also disclosed that Desmond and Kate had closed from work and were heading home on August 13, 2017, when they were attacked by the robbers. He said:
“On August 13, 2017, at about 10pm, one Demond and Kate, both residents of Satellite Town, Ijegun, Lagos, were on their way home when they were attacked at Close 26, Satellite Town, by three armed robbers with one locally-made double-barrelled pistol. The suspects ordered them to surrender their phones or get shot. They dispossessed them of a mobile phone, valued at N39,000, and jumped on their standby motorcycle.
“But the man summoned courage and dragged one of them, Michael David, down from the motorcycle and with the help of passersby, the suspect was arrested and his gun taken away from him. The two other robbers escaped with the stolen property.”
According to David who claims to be a tiler, the gun belongs to to his friend, Ahmed. The suspect also claimed that he was not an armed robber. He said:
“We were coming from a friend’s party around the Waterside area on that day when we sighted the girl passing with her boyfriend. We went to meet her to collect her phone and she suddenly raised the alarm. My friends ran away, but I was caught. I was not caught with the gun. Two to three hours after the incident, some OPC members brought the gun and said it belonged to me. I am not an armed robber and we didn’t attack the girl; we only collected her phone.”
However, David owned up when the Investigating Police Officer challenged him on his denial of the gun. The policeman explained that the suspect had attempted to shoot Desmond and his girlfriend dead when the gun jammed. He said:
“He made an attempt to shoot at them, but the gun disappointed him. He was the one holding the gun.”
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Man Overcomes Armed Robber Who Stole His Girlfriend’s Phone And Collects Gun In Lagos, Suspect Arrested
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