The police at Idimu Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Fayomi Solomon early on Wednesday foiled a robbery operation that took place at Zenith Bank Plc branch at Egbeda, Lagos. During the operation, one of the robbers died as a result of injury he sustain in a gun battle with the Police while the second suspect was arrested alive.
The police also recovered short locally made gun and live ammunition including the motorcycle they used to operate in Lagos.
It was gathered that the suspects met their bitter end when they went to the bank targeted one woman identified as Mrs Joyce Bello and snatched N40,000 she withdrew from the Bank ATM.
They reportedly pointed their gun on her head and forced her to surrender the money.
While they where escaping, the mobile policeman attached to the bank noticed what they did and went after them.
The robbers were said to have fell down due to gun injury the rider sustained and on sighting the Police led by the DPO, Solomon.
The corpse of the victim identified as Habib Bello who lived at Shasha area has been recovered and deposited at Igando General Hospital, while the second suspect who resides at Dopemu area was still detained at the Idimu Police Division.