Armed Robbers Attack Motorists on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Armed Robbers Attack Motorists on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Another robbery incident has occurred on the popular Lagos-Ibadan expressway, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Armed robbers attacked road users between the hours of 5.00 am and 6:15am on the long bridge, in the Warewa bus stop area.
A passenger of one of the buses plying the road at the time, named Abayomi, told our correspondent that many motorists abandoned their vehicles.
” There was a robbery and because of the robbery, people out of fear began to run. Some people hit the cars of others. Someone is lying on the ground lifeless, and we heard that someone was killed,” he said.
Abayomi said that the police arrived at the scene of the robbery, but he was not sure of the police division at the time of the report.
“We were not able to move close, buses were turning back. The police have come there now, but it took a while before they came,” he said.
Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer at the Warewa Police Station, Abdulfathai Ogunsanya said, “My men are at the scene of the crime now. We have not got any comprehensive report so we cannot tell you whether someone was killed or not.”
Giving more information a few minutes later, Ogunsanya said, ” I just spoke to the officer on the scene. He said that nobody died. A vehicle was shattered and the person involved is in the hospital receiving treatment as we speak.”
More details later.