A member of a notorious armed robbery gang that had been a terror to residents of Igando, Lagos state was arrested yesterday while attempting to rape a female victim during an operation.
The suspect, Akeem Folorunsho, and other members of his gang at about 5am, went into 6, Ismail Abass Street and forced their way into one of the apartments. According to one of the tenants, all the robbers had cutlasses and ordered a lady in the apartment to lie down as they had planned to take advantage of her.
However, her father would not let that happen as he began to fight the armed men, while this altercation was going on, the police were contacted.
A resident, who gave his name simply as Chima, said “When the alarm was raised from the apartment that was being attacked, some people summoned courage and went into the apartment, where the father of the house was engaged in a fight with the robbers. One of the robbers was apprehended, while the other fled on noticing that residents were aware of their presence.”
The apprehended suspect, would have been killed by the mob if the police didn’t intervene.
Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, confirmed the incident, said: “It took reinforcement for police to rescue the robbery suspect, one Akeem Folorunso. He was taken for treatment and Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, has directed that he should be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, while effort is on to track his accomplices.”