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2 Robbers Drown Inside Canal While Escaping With Stolen Money (PHOTO)

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It was the end of the road for two men suspected to be armed robbers as they got drowned inside a canal during their escape bid with about N13, 000 stolen money and a mobile phone which they stole from a victim.

The deceased were reportedly among a five-man gang, which had unleashed terror on the Olusosun, Ojota, area of Lagos State before they attacked the unidentified victim, Punch reports.

Three among the suspects escaped while two of them were arrested by a local vigilance group, who handed them over to the Alausa Police Division.

However, on Saturday, September 26, 2015 two corpses believed to be those of the suspects were discovered trapped inside the Olusosun canal around the dump.

Two robbery suspects drown inside canal n Lagos State |Punch
Two robbery suspects drown inside canal n Lagos State |Punch

A construction worker, identified as Saliu Ahmed, said officers of the Neighbourhood Watch gave the robbers a chase before two of them slipped into the canal.

He said, “It was a about 8pm on Thursday. I knew when officers of the Neighbourhood Watch at the Olusosun dump, gave the robbers a chase. They later got two of them and took them to the police at Alausa.

“The robbers had stolen one Nokia mobile phone and the sum of N13,000 from their victim around the dump. Three of the gang members escaped that evening. It was then surprising that on Saturday, at about 12pm, the alarm was raised that two bodies were trapped in the canal.

“When the officers came to examine them, it was discovered that the victims were two of the fleeing robbers who slipped and died in the canal. It was the police who later came to remove the corpses.”

The corpses had been deposited at a public morgue for autopsy.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, is yet to officially confirm the incident.

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