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Vengeful Heart Family of 6 escape death after woman raised false robbery alarm

A family of six could have lost their lives after a vengeful woman raised a false robbery alarm on them.

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Solomon Arase, the Inspector General of Police

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But for the grace of God, a family of six could have been gunned down by the police after a vengeful woman, Lauretta Ehon, raised a false armed robbery alarm, forcing the police to go after them in the Ogudu-Ori Oke area of Lagos State.

According to reports, Ehon's husband had a business transaction with the owner of the 2012 Toyota Camry car about six years ago, which led to some bad blood. But being men and working in the same company in the Apapa area, they had since settled the issue but Ehon was not satisfied and was always on the lookout on how to take vengeance.

Her chance came when she saw the vehicle in the area and quickly waved down a police patrol van led by one Inspector Christian Onawona, telling them that her car had just been snatched and that the robbers were making away with it.

The police immediately gave chase to the vehicle but due to a traffic snarl, Inspector Onawona got down from the van and jumped on a commercial motorcycle and pursued the vehicle.

On getting close to the unsuspecting vehicle which had as occupants, the family driver, four ladies and two children, the police officer fired a shot into the air, forcing the driver to apply his brakes immediately. By the time the occupants came down, Onawona was surprised to see who they were and suspected Ehon must have given the police wrong information.

She was promptly arrested and it was at the Ogudu Police Division that the truth came out and she was detained.

The State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, has confirmed the incident, adding that Ehon has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, and will be prosecuted after investigations. Badmos added that she will be made to buy 5,000 bullets to replace the single bullet the police wasted.

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