The incident which happened in the Ejigbo
area of Lagos State, according to eyewitnesses,
also saw one of the robbers,Lukman Jamiu,
Narrating the encounter with the bandits,
Obinna, said when the two-man gang who rode
on a motorcycle, confronted him, they had just
robbed a woman going to work early in the
morning Ronik Road, and after snatching her
bag » from her, they moved on to him where
he was waiting for a passenger and ordered
him to surrender all his money to them.
Obinna said the robbers also threatened to
shoot him if he refused to comply with them.
“When I told them that I had no money, they
said they would kill me if they searched and
found money on me. I gave them the N10,000
that was with me and they left.
However, I decided to follow them hoping to
alert policemen. When they sighted my
vehicle, they increased their speed and in the
process, dropped a black nylon bag. I kept
following them because the nylon bag was not
When they got to NEPA Junction, they
attempted to cross to the other side by driving
against traffic, I rammed into them.
One of them died and the other fell. Suddenly,
he started shouting that a Danfo driver had
killed his passenger. I quickly rushed to where
some OPC boys were and begged them to help
me call the police.
A patrol van later came and the woman, who
was robbed earlier, and she collected her bag
that was dropped.”
Jamiu, 25, admitted to the crime but said he
was forced to go into robbery to raise N5,000
for his ailing wife.
“I am a commercial bus driver, plying Badagry
and Orile. But presently, I do not have any bus
to work with.”