A gang of robbers have injured a father who tried to prevent them from sexually assaulting his teenage daughter in his presence.
Tribune reports that the man who is currently in a private hospital was macheted on the head by the hoodlums when they attacked his home at 6, Ismaila Abass Street, Igando, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, and wanted to rape his teenage daughter.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Supol Dolapo Badmos, in confirming the incident, stated that one of the gang members was arrested after a police team responded to a distress call.
She added that the timely arrival of a reinforced team of policemen prevented the arrested suspect from being lynched by an angry mob.
A police source at Igando Division said the distress call was mad at about 5.20am on the day of the incident.
“We got a report that robbers were operating at Ismaila Abass Street and when we got there, we got the information that they had forced their way into a room.
The two members were armed with cutlasses and a man confronted them when they attempted to rape his daughter.”
The gang members, it was also gathered, made attempts to loot some of the man's belongings when policemen arrived at the scene and while one of them managed to escape, the unfortunate suspect identified as Akeem, alias Scorpion, was arrested.
Some residents of the area mobilized and made attempts to lynch the suspect but were prevented by the police.