LAGOS—A police inspector drafted to a second generation bank  on Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos, was, Tuesday, shot dead during a shoot-out with a five-man robbery gang.

However, the deceased, identified as Inspector Taye Ajetunmobi, was said to have contributed immensely to foiling  the robbery while two suspected members of the gang were shot dead by his colleagues who were on patrol.

Also, no fewer than five people were seriously injured, yesterday, in an accident which occurred about 2pm at Jakande Bus-stop on Apapa/Oshodi Expressway.

Report said the robbers, who pretended to be customers, attempted to enter the bank but were accosted by the Inspector.

During the shoot-out, one of the gunmen reportedly shot Ajetumobi on the head, killing him on the spot. The patrol team which arrived the scene engaged the gunmen in a shoot-out and when it became apparent that they were being overpowered, the robbers reportedly fled the scene.

When the dust settled, an ID card bearing James Williams, staff of a fumigation company on Lekki/Epe Expressway, was found on one of the  dead suspects.

Also recovered, was an English Barretta pistol with nine rounds of ammunition and a telephone. Vanguard gathered that  the same gang had last Friday snatched the sum of N2.6 Million from a bank customer in same area.

The accident at Mile two involved a commercial bus, a kerosene laden tanker and a motorcycle all coming from the Apapa area of the expressway and heading towards the Oshodi axis of the road when the incident happened.

According to eye witnesses account, the driver of the yellow bus with number plate SMK 547 XA parked on the expressway to pick passengers thereby hindering free flow of traffic.

To save time, the motorcyclist who had stayed in the gridlock for some time navigated to the remaining space on the expressway to continue his journey but rammed into the bus on the ever busy expressway.

In the process, the passenger of the motorcycle was seriously injured while the rider sustained minor injuries. Then, the tanker driver with number plate XD 701 RBC who was on a high speed reportedly lost control brushing three other private vehicles and finally crushed both the yellow bus and the motorcycle.

When Vanguard arrived the scene around 2.30pm, some street urchins were already at the scene with different sizes of containers to scoop the content which had spilled to the road while others were seen looting the summersalted tanker not minding the presence of law enforcement agents.


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