NIGERIA: Robbers kill man for not having money

robbersRobbers on Tuesday morning, stormed Fagbayide street in Odogunyan area of Ikorodu, Lagos, where they killed a 33-year-old man who had no money to offer them. Many other residents were also injured.

According to reports, residents of 4, Olu Fagbayide street, told Vanguard that the robbers numbering five, stormed the building at about 1.30am, where they carried out a room-to room operation, dispossessing victims of cash, telephone sets and other valuables.

One of the tenants, as gathered, was hit with the butt of a gun after telling the invaders that he had no money. But when they threatened to shoot him, his wife, said to have hidden under the bed, reportedly rushed out and gave the robbers N15,000 .

However, when they got to 33-year-old Kingsley Nnamdi’s apartment, he reportedly pleaded with them to spare his life, explaining that he had been laid off from work. But his plea fell on deaf ears as one of the bandits was said to have shot him in the chest, on the ground that he was wasting their time.

Yet, as the dying father of two begged to be rushed to the hospital, the robbers went about ransacking his apartment but found nothing .

Reports said policemen from Sagamu road division visited the scene when they were alerted. But the robbers had fled.

Nnamdi as gathered, was rushed to Ikorodu GeneralHospital, from where he was referred to another hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

Meantime, policemen attached to Kirikiri division yesterday, foiled attempt by a four-man robbery gang to hijack a vessel loaded with petroleum product around the creeks, arresting a suspected member of the gang.

Items recovered from the suspect identified as Samuel Oyakhire, according to spokes person for the Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braid, were a Merchant Navy identity card,  a sea man club identity card and a walkie- talkie with which the gang reportedly monitored activities around the creeks and communicate among themselves.

Braide explained that “  Police patrol team attached to Kirikiri Division arrested one Samuel Oyakhire  of 70 Marine Road  Apapa. The suspect with three others now at large attempted to rob a vessel which was about to discharge petroleum products into  tanks belonging to swift oil Depot at Kirikiri waterside”.

She added that  four Nokia handsets and the sum of N17, 320 including  2000 Chilean currency were also recovered from the suspect.

She could however not state exactly whether the suspect was a Merchant Navy personnel , saying investigation at the end of the day would reveal his true identity. The case she added, had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, Yaba.

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