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Driver killed in foiled robbery attack

Sapade (Ogun) – An unidentified commercial bus driver was confirmed dead while three passengers were critically injured following a foiled robbery attack at Sapade Junction on the  Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday.

The spokes man of  the Ogun Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, told journalists that the driver died when 10 armed robbers, who had laid ambush on the expressway, shot sporadically in a bid to escape from the police.

Adejobi said that policemen  from  Ishara Division swung into action upon being  alerted and were able to dislodge the bandits who were armed  with AK 47 riffles and other sophisticated weapons.

He, however, said the Police Commissioner, Ikemefuna Okoye, had given directive to fish out the fleeing robbers who escaped with bullets wounds.

Adejobi said the police boss  warned that the command would not tolerate any incident of robbery in the state.

Also speaking on the incident, Mr Ayobami Omiyale, the Ogun Sector Commander of  the FRSC, said the commercial bus involved in the incident was marked  Lagos XZ 271 FKJ.

Omiyale said  the white bus was heading to Ibadan from Lagos when the incident occurred at about 10 a.m.

“The robbers shot sporadically at the driver and of course, he swerved into the bush before he died, leaving three of the passengers injured and in critical condition,” he said.

He said  the rescue team of  the FRSC responded on time to take the victims to the hospital as well as  control  traffic on the busy  expressway.

The FRSC boss said the body of the driver had  been deposited at the mortuary of Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching  Hospital  where victims were also receiving treatment. (NAN)


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