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Lagos: How bullion van robbers sprayed money during escape

The theft gang that attacked a bullion van in Lagos a fortnight in the past in Lagos, reportedly doled out elements of their loot throughout their escape.

A supply who made the revelation to DAILY POST stated the magnanimity of the criminals was to not clear a gridlock however “a show-off”.

The assailants had arrived by way of Langbasa in two pace boats at a jetty and boat park on the afternoon of November 12, 2020.

The jetty supplies easy accessibility to water transport and lots of residents of the world patronize it for quick motion.

In what appeared like an inside job, the robbers used an off-white Toyota Sienna to path the van from a location after Addo junction. It’s unclear if the automobile was ready or snatched.

Because the armoured Toyota Hilux sped inward Ajah, the gang, round 3:30pm rained bullets on it and ultimately ambushed it close to Blenco grocery store.

The supply stated: “There was the driving force, one policeman and another person, I suppose a financial institution workers. The automobile stopped as a result of the tyres blew-up, all of them fled.

“The blokes fired the lock open and carried the money. I don’t know what occurred to the three individuals however an Okada rider died from a stray bullet. I heard one other individual was killed.

“They continued capturing as they drove again to Langbasa. After they received there, they eliminated some bundles of cash out of pleasure and threw within the air for individuals.

“They left with the identical two boats. We later received data that one was deserted in the course of the lagoon. The entire thing was like an motion film.”

The incident had occurred two weeks after the unprecedented civil dysfunction that trailed the Finish SARS protest.

A lot of cops had not resumed obligation or patrol attributable to worry of assaults, so the thieves had a subject day.

Final week, the federal authorities confirmed that 57 civilians, 37 policemen, and 6 troopers died throughout Nigeria in the course of the riots.

Earlier, the Inspector Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, regretted that the 22 policemen had been murdered and 205 stations/formations destroyed or looted.

Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, stated the bullion van assault could possibly be a case of conspiracy.

Odumosu, talking on the command headquarters, questioned why the automobile hit the street with out satisfactory guards.

“Ajah incident is being investigated, we found that the bullion van was waylaid. They created that surroundings for it to occur. You don’t transfer a bullion van with cash with out an armed escort within the entrance and behind. There was no single escort.

“There was no bodily response to that motion which reveals that it’s a premeditated one. However, motion has been taken as a result of the legislation of the land was violated. Investigations have commenced and on the finish of the day the info shall be made”, the CP stated.

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