DAILY POST recalls that 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.
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 Police Public Relations officer, PPRO, in the state, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the arrest to DAILY POST, had said the surviving member of the gang, Gafaru Ismail, had been arrested and taken to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja.
The PPRO stated that two pistols were recovered from the gang.
“He was rushed to Lagos State General Hospital, Ikeja, where the bullet was extracted. He was treated and has been discharged. He did not die,” the PPRO added, stating that operatives of SAS had gone for the arrest of the bank’s staff.
In his confession before newsmen on Tuesday, Ismail said they were invited by one of the bank’s staff, adding that it wasn’t their first time.
He said, “We have a bank staff who usually informs us whenever any customer withdraws huge amount. We would position our motorcycles around the bank and wait for the customer.
“Immediately we sight the person, we would ride our bike close and snatch the money. We usually shoot if the person put up resistance. At the end of any operation, we would give him the largest share and share the rest among ourselves.
“We were told that this particular customer withdrew over N300, 000, but were not successful as police got us,” Ismail said.