Three armed robbers and an innocent bystander have been killed after robber's get-away car falls of Eko bridge.
Three of the robbery suspects were killed instantly along with an innocent bystander who the car fell on.
One of the remaining two robbery suspects who reportedly sustained injuries, escaped while the fifth suspect is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary. The accident reportedly took place during the heavy rain at about 2:15pm on Saturday, October 7.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, while confirming the incident, said preliminary investigation have revealed that the occupants of the car might be robbers as several dangerous weapons were recovered from the vehicle after the accident.
Tiamiyu said, “The agency received a distress call regarding a lone accident at Iddo Bridge at 2.15p.m. yesterday.
“On arrival at the scene of the incident, the Emergency Response Team, ERT, of the agency discovered a grey-coloured Hyundai ix 35 with number plates SMK 485 CM, which skidded off the Eko Bridge by Iddo Terminus and fell on a man, who died immediately.
“Three of the suspected robbers died immediately, one escaped with injuries, while the fifth was taken to the hospital by Lagos State Ambulance Service, LASAMBUS.
“The dead bodies, three suspected armed robbers and one other person identified as a mechanic named Nwamba, were handed over to State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU, and were subsequently taken to the mortuary, while the vehicle was towed to Denton Police Station, Ebute Meta, by the agency.”
Amongst the items found on the victims were one locally-made double-barrelled pistol with five live cartridges, one laptop, mobile phones and a dollar note.
The LASEMA boss advised residents to be security conscious at all times, adding that the matter had been handed over to the Nigeria Police for proper investigation.