Man Fights Off Armed Robbers For Beating Wife In Lagos


A man put aside his fears to fight off armed robbers that beat up his wife before robbing him.

In a statement by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Segun Viho fought with the three suspected robbers leading to the arrest of one of them Wasiu Bashir, while Others fled.

According to the RRS, the suspects waylaid Viho at the car park, snatched his documents, phones and N15,000 at gun point before leading him to his flat.

Two of them was said to have threatened to kill Viho in the presence of his children and wife on entering his flat last Tuesday.
Bashir smashed Viho’s head with gun butt and beat up the wife when the family resisted them.

“When he started beating my wife, I summoned courage to engage him. As soon as we started fighting, his colleagues took to their heels

“He too tried to run but I held him and I called out to neighbours, seized his gun and just in the nick of time, RRS officers on patrol arrived and they arrested him,” RRS quoted Viho as saying.

In his statement, the suspect Bashir told RRS that “We know he goes to work early in his car and we decided to ambush him. We were three, Michael and I followed him into his flat to collect more money while Joseph was monitoring the situation outside. The three of us met at a point near boundary in Ajegunle. That is where we plan and set out for our operations. We operate early in the morning and late evening.”

Police spokesperson Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP), said Bashir has been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), office in Ikeja.