A middle-aged woman is presently recovering in a hospital, after she was attacked by robbers in her apartment on Lagos Island, during which she stabbed one of them to death.
The woman, identified as Adenike, and her family were attacked on Tuesday at about 2am on Eyin Iga Street.
According to The Punch, the robbers, who were armed with knives and cutlasses, reportedly gained access to the house after damaging the gates.
It was gathered that when the robbers got to Adenike’s apartment, a struggle ensued between Adenike and one of the robbers, identified as Quadri Iginla, who 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, while Adenike was also taken by her family to a private hospital.
Iginla died in the hospital on Thursday The Punch reports.
Adenike’s husband, who refused to give his name when speaking with The Punch, 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 due to lack of a vacant bed, adding that he died at a health center on the Adeniji Adele road.
However the knife has been recovered, while the case had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation.
DSP Patricia Amadin, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, has confirmed the incident. She said the command is on the trail of the other gang members.