An armed robbery suspect has been stabbed to death by a women he and his gang went to rob.
When a gang of robbers stormed the home of a middle-aged woman identified as Adenike, armed with cutlasses, knives and iron rods, they never knew they would meet their match in the woman as one of them was overpowered by the lady who collected his weapon and stabbed him to death.
The woman who is currently recuperating from the injuries she got in the scuffle with the hoodlums in a hospital in Lagos, narrated how the miscreants stormed her apartment at about 2 am and ordered her to hand over her valuables and cash or they would kill her.
It was learnt that when the robbers got to Adenike’s apartment, there was a struggle during which one of the robbers, identified as Quadri Iginla, cut her with a knife.
Adenike was said to have wrenched the knife from Iginla, and stabbed him in the stomach. The robbery suspect reportedly lost balance and fell off from the two-storey building.
Neighbours, who learnt of the robbery, were said to have alerted the police from the Adeniji Adele Division. The other suspected robbers reportedly escaped after the police got to the area.
The policemen were said to have rushed Iginla, who was unconscious, to the Lagos Island General Hospital, where he later died, while Adenike was also taken by her family to a private hospital.
Speaking on the incident, the lady husband said the robbers injured his wife in the hand with a knife, adding that there was a struggle during which Iginla was pushed off the building.
“We cannot confirm the number of the robbers. They entered my apartment at about 2 am. 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.”