A suspected armed robber, Michael David, has been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State, after he robbed a lady, identified simply as Kate, of her phone.
PUNCH Metro gathered that 22-year-old David and two other members of his gang, while armed with a locally-made double-barrelled pistol, attacked Kate and her boyfriend, one Desmond, on Close 26, Satellite Town, Ijegun, around 10pm.
They were said to have taken Kate’s mobile phone and threatened to shoot the couple dead if they resisted.
The gang had allegedly mounted a waiting motorcycle and were about speeding off when Desmond summoned courage and attacked the men.
He was said to have succeeded in pulling down David, as his girlfriend called for help.
Attempts by the suspect to shoot the victim failed, as the gun reportedly jammed.
The Imo State indigene was reportedly mobbed by residents, who handed him over to the police.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Edgal Imohimi, paraded David among seven other suspected robbers at the Police Officers’Mess, Ikeja, on Wednesday.
Imohimi said Desmond and Kate had closed from work and were heading home on August 13, 2017, when they were attacked by the robbers.