Chiemelie Ezeobi

A four-man armed robbery gang on Monday trailed two bank customers, including a police inspector, to the premises of a new generation bank at the Idimu area of Lagos, robbed and killed them in cold blood.

THISDAY gathered that unknown to the inspector and the civilian, who wanted to withdraw money from the bank’s ATM and banking hall respectively, the robbers were lying in wait for them to finish their transactions.

While the inspector was shot in the head at close range as he made to exit the ATM stand, the other civilian , whose identity is yet unknown, was also shot as he exited the banking hall with the money he withdrew.

The robbers would have escaped but for the quick alert of the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), who while responding to the distress call, engaged the gang in a shootout at Okunola street in Idimu.

At the end of the operation, the operatives gunned down two of the armed robbery suspects, arrested one while the fourth gang member escaped.

The arrested suspect has since been taken to the Idimu Police Station, from where he was transferred to the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, for further investigations.

The police were also able to recover their two operational motorbikes, as well as the two guns they used for the operation.

Further details later