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Tenants overpower, subdue robbery suspect armed with toy gun

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Tenants overpower, subdue robbery suspect armed with toy gun

In a brave act of self-defense and protection of their community, residents in Olugboso, Agege, Lagos State, successfully thwarted a robbery attempt on August 20.

The suspect, who is yet to be identified, broke into Victor’s apartment late at night, wielding a toy gun and demanding valuables.

However, Victor quickly recognized that the gun was a fake and fearlessly confronted the assailant. During their struggle, the armed criminal resorted to stabbing Victor with a pair of scissors that he had concealed in his pocket. The sound of the altercation alerted nearby tenants, who rushed to the scene to provide assistance.

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Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one resident recounted the incident, saying, “It occurred around 1:30 am. We heard the commotion coming from Victor’s room and immediately went to his aid. Sadly, he had already suffered severe injuries to his neck, chest, and face. We wasted no time in rushing him to a nearby hospital.”

However, justice was swiftly served as other community members emerged from their homes and witnessed the scene unfold. Overwhelmed by their anger, they took matters into their own hands and subdued the suspect, delivering a firm beating.

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Unfortunately, the robber could not survive the repercussions of his actions and succumbed to his injuries.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, shared, “The suspect was found in possession of a pair of scissors and a toy gun. His lifeless body has been taken to the morgue. Meanwhile, Victor is currently receiving medical treatment and is responding positively. Our investigation into the matter is ongoing.”

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