One in police custody after robbing PUNCHman in Lagos


A PUNCH Newspaper cameraman, Elliot Ovadje, was on Monday robbed by some armed robbers under the pedestrian bridge at Mile 12 area of Lagos State while he was on his way home from an assignment.

Ovadje narrated that he had gone to Kosofe in Ketu to take some photographs of the collapsed building when he was accosted by two men, who robbed him of the money he had just withdrawn from an automated teller machine.

He said that after they robbed him, they also wanted to collect his phone from him, but that he struggled with them and was able to prevent them from robbing him of his phone.

Ovadje said, “After I finished with the assignment at the collapsed building, I crossed the road to the other side to withdraw some money from the ATM as I didn’t have enough transport fare to go home. But immediately I left the ATM booth, two men accosted me with a dagger and robbed me of the money I had just withdrawn.”


He also stated that after the incident which occurred at about 6:50 pm, he went to report the case at Mile 12 Police Station, and the police immediately followed him to the scene of the incident.

Exxplaining that the police were only able to arrest one of the people that robbed him, Ovadje disclosed that others took to their heels on sighting the security operatives.

When contacted, the Investigation Police Officer, Amos Ibrahim, told PUNCH Metro that he arrested the suspected armed robber named Ayinde Opeyemi Amoo, after the robbery victim identified him.

Ibrahim also stated that the Mile 12 police station would transfer the case to the Ketu Division of the Nigeria Police where the suspect would be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigation.

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