Two killed in another FESTAC robbery
MILES away from the Agbara robbery incident, there was also a hail of bullets, which left two people dead, while two policemen were shot in a crossfire near a commercial bank at 23 Road, FESTAC Town in Amuwo-Odofin local council of Lagos State.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Joe Offor, who confirmed the incident, said the policemen were shot when they engaged the robbers, who dispossessed an unsuspected customer of an undisclosed amount of money as he approached the bank to lodge it in.
According to him, the robbers later escaped through the waterways during the gun duel. While dispelling rumours that the robbers were later shot by soldiers on parade, the police PRO said those shot were mistaken as robbers.
According to him, shortly after the incident, residents in the area saw two men in a Honda Accord car and started shouting thief thief, which forced some military men on parade at the scene to open fire. This, he said, led to the death of two people.
He stressed that the body of the victims, have been deposited to the morgue, while the two policemen were receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.