A suspected armed robber, Michael David, has been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State, after he robbed a lady, identified simply as Kate, of her phone.
PUNCH Metro gathered that 22-year-old David and two other members of his gang, while armed with a locally-made double-barrelled pistol, attacked Kate and her boyfriend, one Desmond, on Close 26, Satellite Town, Ijegun, around 10pm.
They were said to have taken Kate’s mobile phone and threatened to shoot the couple dead if they resisted.
The gang had allegedly mounted a waiting motorcycle and were about speeding off when Desmond summoned courage and attacked the men.
He was said to have succeeded in pulling down David, as his girlfriend called for help.
Attempts by the suspect to shoot the victim failed,
girlfriend dead when the gun jammed.
“He made an attempt to shoot at them, but the gun disappointed him. He was the one holding the gun,” he said.