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Friday, March 13, 2015

Fashola Blames Jonathan For Death Of Policemen In Lekki-Ikoyi Robbery



Yesterday,  robbers and police engaged in a gunfight on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge, in Lagos.

While the exchange ensued, motorists scampered for safety.

They killed 4 people, 3 policemen and a civilian.

Cable Ng reported that the robbers numbering at least 12, arrived shortly before 5 pm in a speedboat, at First City Monument Bank (FCMB) at Plot B, Waterfront Plaza, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos state and started shooting.
  
 
 
The four people who died were three police escorts of a passing civilian Coaster bus and a fish seller. A witness said..

“It was a well-coordinated attack,“The robbers arrived in military camouflage and immediately distributed themselves, three of them manning each of the four exits of the bank. As I am talking to you now, the bodies of the three policemen that
were killed are still on the ground.” He added that after forcing their way into the banking hall, the robbers immediately announced their intention, and everyone cooperated with them.
“Nobody was killed inside the bank because once they announced that they were robbers, everyone, including bank staff, cooperated. “So it was a successful operation for them, because they made away with a lot of money. They even hacked into the ATMs and acrted away the money stuffed there.”

The late fish seller
The robbers above


Governor Fashola of Lagos has now reacted.
According to Fashola, the President’s planned visit to Lagos led to the low number of available policemen on hand to take on the armed robbers.
Fashola made the accusation on Thursday night at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, during the All Progressives Congress event, tagged: ‘An Evening For Nigeria’.
During the event, the governor said: “.Because Jonathan was coming to Lagos, all the vehicles and police in Lagos were sent to be on standby for him, and there was no available not enough to stop the robbery at Ikoyi-Lekki link bridge.”

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