Lagos - The Lagos State Commissioner of
Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni has vowed to stop at nothing in unravelling the
perpetrators of the banks robbery at FESTAC Town, Lagos on Tuesday.
The robbers numbering about 40 robbed Access and Diamond
banks on 4th Avenue.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that commissioner’s
assurance is coming after the incident which claimed a mother and her child
through stray bullets from the sporadic shooting by the robbers.
The commissioner said in a statement by the command’s Police
Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Joseph Offor that residents of the state
should go about their normal business.
"The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State wishes to reassure
the residents of Lagos of their safety and urged them to go about their normal
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"He has also vowed to stop at nothing in unravelling the
perpetrators of this heinous crime,’’ he said.
Giving the details of the robbery, the statement said that
the gun battle between the police and the armed robbers forced the robbers to
abandon the operation and fled.
"On Oct. 13 at about 8.25 a.m., the Area ‘E’ and the
Divisional Police Headquarters both at FESTAC Town received information of
sporadic shootings at 4th Avenue FESTAC Town, Lagos.
"In a swift reaction, the Area Commander, Area ‘E’
mobilised a joint Team of Area ‘E’ and Divisional Headquarters, FESTAC that
engaged the armed robbers.
"Numbering over 40, dressed in military camouflage and
armed with military assault rifles of various calibres, they were robbing
Access and Diamond Banks simultaneously.
"The gun battle forced the armed robbers to abandon over
N27 million and 240 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition.
"No life was lost on both sides,’’ the statement said.
It added that the case had been referred to Special Anti-Robbery
Squad for discreet investigation, while security had also been beefed up within
FESTAC Town and its environs.