A group of armed robbers on Monday caused mayhem on Okunola Road in Idimu area of Lagos State after they allegedly attacked a police inspector.
The three-man gang, which came on a motorcycle at about 11:45am, were said to have robbed the inspector, who had just come out of a bank in the area.
They reportedly shot the inspector in the jaw and dispossessed him of his money.
It could be gathered that a police patrol team attached to the Anti-Pipeline Vandalism Intelligence Unit engaged the robbers in a shootout in their attempt to escape from the scene; during which two of the robbers were killed.
The injured police inspector was rushed to a general hospital in the area.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations officer, PPRO, in the state, SP Dolapo Badmos, told our reporter that a surviving member of the gang, Gafaru Ismail, has been arrested and taken to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja.
The PPRO stated that two pistols were recovered from the gang.