By OKECHUKWU PEACE
Several accounts now report that a lady was the ring leader of the gang that robbed two banks in Ikorodu today.
Eyewitnesses said that the daredevil lady stood watch firmly outside chanting incantations while the operation lasted.
“She was in front of the bank bragging, and no police officer was able to confront her. What kind of a country is this?” said a man who gave his name as Yinka.
Providing more details, he revealed that from his hidden safe distance point, he could see a charm that look like turtles tied around her neck and I also saw a hacker with them.
“We are very sure that they came by ferry,” he volunteered.
Meanwhile, sources at the Zenith bank disclosed that there were about 15 armed robbers whose ages should not be more than 20-years.
The bank’s safe as reported was broken with the use of dynamite and the staffs were made to lie on the floor while the robbery continued.
The young robbers were reported to have burnt three of their vehicles in front of Origin Gardens, a recreational place not far from the scene of the incident, and escaped via the ferry service operated beside the Garden.
At the First bank robbery scene, the suspects used a device to open the computerised door to gain entrance to the banking hall.
Monies were carted away but no staff of the bank was killed.
Only one person was reportedly shot in the leg and has been taken to Ikorodu General Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the armored tank which the policemen used to stage a pursuit of the robbers was pelted with bullets that almost penetrated the bullet-proof vehicle.
While reacting on via twitter account @PoliceNG, Nigeria Police Force said, “Our officers are responding to armed robbery at #Ogolonto, Ikorodu Lagos. Citizens are advised to stay off vicinity. #NPFalert #NPFtraffic
An official account was still be awaited from Mr. Kenneth Nwosu, the police spokesperson.