September 3, 2016

Gov’s convoy foils robbery operation on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


By Olasunkanmi Akoni

THE convoy of the Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode saved several motorists from being robbed by armed robbers, who struck at the popular Long Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The incident which happened on Thursday at 8 pm was said to have been perpetrated by the robbers, who were dressed in Police uniform.

An eyewitness told Vanguard that the bandits had blocked the expressway forcing motorists to a halt in an attempt to carry out their act.

However, the eyewitness said the convoy of the state governor which was close to the scene at that moment, engaged the robbers in a fire fight which eventually saved the day.

Confirming the incident, a source at the governor’s office said the governor was not with the convoy which was returning from Osun State where Ambode had attended the President’s visit.