After being robbed at gunpoint by two armed bandits, a 54-year-old Danfo (Commercial bus driver), Onyema Obinna, showed that he may be aged but still has that touch of bravery as he gave them a hot chase in his bus, knocked them down, killing one of them in the process.
The incident which happened in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State, according to eyewitnesses, also saw one of the robbers, Lukman Jamiu, seriously injured.
Narrating the encounter with the bandits, Obinna, said when the two-man gang who rode on a motorcycle, confronted him, they had just robbed a woman going to work early in the morning Ronik Road, and after snatching her bag from her, they moved on to him where he was waiting for a passenger and ordered him to surrender all his money to them.
Obinna said the robbers also threatened to shoot him if he refused to comply with them.
“When I told them that I had no money, they said they would kill me if they searched and found money on me. I gave them the N10,000 that was with me and they left.
However, I decided to follow them hoping to alert policemen. When they sighted my vehicle, they increased their speed and in the process, dropped a black nylon bag. I kept following them because the nylon bag was not mine.
When they got to NEPA Junction, they attempted to cross to the other side by driving against traffic, I rammed into them.
One of them died and the other fell. Suddenly, he started shouting that a Danfo driver had killed his passenger. I quickly rushed to where some OPC boys were and begged them to help me call the police.
A patrol van later came and the woman, who was robbed earlier, and she collected her bag that was dropped.”
Jamiu, 25, admitted to the crime but said he was forced to go into robbery to raise N5,000 for his ailing wife.
“I am a commercial bus driver, plying Badagry and Orile. But presently, I do not have any bus to work with.”
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