A man was attacked by armed robbers in front of a Bank at Ajibade bus stop on Mokola/Sango Road , Ibadan , Oyo State, on Wednesday as he made his way into the bank .
PUNCH reports that, during a visited to the scene, observed as a crowd of sympathisers and onlookers gathered around him as he writhed in pain after being shot in both legs by one of the robbers .
According to the Victim, he was brought to the area by a commercial motorcyclist and soon after he paid the fare, he was accosted by two men who also came on a motorcycle .
He said they demanded that he brought out the money on him , with a threat to shoot if he refused .
“ I thought they were men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad , so I explained to them that I was not a thief and that I was going to the bank . But one of them brought out a gun and when I delayed in handing over the money , he shot me in both legs . I gave the money to them,” said the victim.
Our correspondent later gathered that N1 .7 m was snatched from the victim.
The commercial motorcyclist who brought him to the area said immediately he dropped him at the bus stop , he heard two gunshots and suspected that his last passenger could be the victim.
He said , “ I brought him here some minutes ago and as soon as he dropped , I picked another passenger to Sango . I had only moved a few metres away when I heard two gunshots. I feared that he could be the victim because the sound of the gunshot was from where I had dropped him . On my way back, I saw a crowd and my fear was confirmed when I saw him in a pool of blood.”
The motorcyclist said he picked up the robbery victim at Mokola and was suspicious of two men on another motorcycle behind them.
“ I suspected their riding pattern. The motorcycle they used had a Lagos number plate . They followed us closely and at a point , they wanted to overtake us , but they did not . When I dropped him at the bus stop , they were also there . I did not know that my passenger had money on him . If I had known , I would have alerted him to the suspicious behaviour of the two men on the motorcycle , ” he added .
A team of policemen later arrived at the scene and took the victim to a hospital in front of the bank.
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