An armed robber met his water loo after he was stabbed to death by a middle aged woman identified only as Adenike, at her apartment located on Eyin Iga Street, Lagos Island in Lagos State.
The assailants armed with knives and cutlasses, invaded the woman’s house which she shared with her family around 2am on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
Adenike was taken to a hospital in the state after the encounter where she is currently recovering.
Reports said that struggle ensued between the robbers and Adenike during which one of the robbers, identified as Quadri Iginla, cut her with a knife.
In revenge, Adenike reportedly wrenched the knife from Iginla, and stabbed the bandit who lost balance and fell off from the two-storey building.
Police officials from the Adeniji Adele Division were called to the scene by some concerned neighbours but the robbery suspects fled the after the police arrived the area.
Iginla, who was unconscious was rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital, while Adenike was also taken by her family to a private hospital by the police.
Punch gathered on Thursday, July 30, 2015 that Iginla did not survive the stab in the stomach as he died at a health center on the Adeniji Adele Road.
Adenike’s husband, who spoke under the condition of anonymity disclosed that the robbers injured his wife in the hand with a knife.
He said, “We cannot confirm the number of the robbers. They entered my apartment at about 2am. One of them injured my wife in the hand and there was a struggle. As this went on, other people called the police and a patrol van was sent to our street.
“The robbers quickly fled from the house. One of them, who had sustained a knife injury, fell off the staircases. The policemen took him to a hospital for treatment.”
A police source said that Iginla was not attended to at the general hospital for lack of a vacant bed.
He said, “The police patrol team responded to a distress call on the street at about 2.30am. A male robbery suspect, Iginla, was found injured. The suspect and others, who are still at large, allegedly entered Adenike’s room. While making away with possessions, the woman overpowered one of them, and stabbed him in the stomach.
“She was also injured in the hand. During the struggle, others escaped, but the robber fell off the building. The police took the suspect and the victim to the hospital.”
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “No one in the area knew the identity of the injured robber. His girlfriend showed up at the station, and was asking the police to let her stay with him, but they did not allow her.”
The police has recovered knife with which the robbery suspect was stabbed while the case was transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Patricia Amadin, said, “The team of policemen was led by the Divisional Police Officer, and the robbery suspect was found unconscious, having fallen from the two-storey building.
“He was rushed to a hospital where he later died. The corpse has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy. Investigation continues as the command is on the trail of the fleeing gang members.”