Two students of YABATECH were recently shot during a robbery incident at their residence in Bariga area of Lagos.
According to the occupants, a gang of armed men numbering about 14 stormed Awofodu Street and Ajiun Street at the Lady Lak area of Bariga, robbing the residents and raping a lady in the process.
At Awofodu Street, the hoodlums collected phones, money and two laptops, then they moved to Ajiun street where they also collected mobiles, jewellery and cash.
In the process, they shot a student, Seun Sanusi, in the leg before they robbed him. Another student, Olarewanju Ikotun, who was lying close to Sanusi when the robbers shot him, got hit by a pellet. The photo of one of the resident’s bullet wound became available for the reporters:
As the armed robbers made their escape, they snatched the key of the apartment and locked the door.
Other occupants of the house called the police who took Sanusi to the hospital, where he was admitted. The bullet was later extracted at a traditional medicine home.
Narrating the incident, Sanusi said: “At about 1 a.m., the robbers barged into the room and they started slapping everybody. They started asking for gold chains, phones and laptops. I was having a good night sleep when they slapped me on my bed and ordered me to lie face down.
“Next thing, a guy shot me. I became unconscious and I learnt the police came and took me to the hospital. They stole my Blackberry Bold 5 phone and they stole laptops and collected money.”
Following the incident, the officers at the Pedro police station arrested one Azeez for being in possession of Sanusi’s stolen BlackBerry Bold 5.
Azeez, according to the police source, was lured to the Tantalizers Eatery at Palmgroove area of the state with the aid of the BB pin.
Azeez, however, confessed to the police that he bought the phone from his boss at Mowe in Ogun state.
The police arrested Azeez’s boss and two others but released them after investigation revealed that they were not connected to the robbery.
The police are still working to catch the armed robbers who perpetrated the act.
Source: National Telegraph