A woman has suffered a cruel fate in the hands of armed robbers who attacked and cut off her hand for not having money at home.
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Some dare-devil robbers have vented their anger on a victim by shooting at his hands and it fell off after they were unable to get any money from him.
“So you don’t have anything and you are showing off. You suffered us all this while we trailed you only to find nothing in your house.” the robbers angrily asked while attacking their victim.
According to PM Express, the incident happened at Victory Estate in Ejigbo, Lagos where the victim resides with his family. The victim identified as Cyril (surname withheld) went to vigil and was returning in the early morning, unknown to him the robbers were trailing him to his house.
As he entered the compound, he was accosted and taken to his flat where they searched everywhere in the rooms and they did not find any useful thing to steal.
According to the victim, he pleaded to them that he was facing financial challenge and had been praying to God to turn things for the better for him. In anger, one of the robbers pointed a gun at him and shot at his hand which fell off. They told him that was his punishment for not keeping anything in the house before they left him in pool of blood.
As the victim bled profusely, he was rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH where doctors battled to save his life. The matter was reported to the police who confirmed the incident but said no arrest has been made. The incident has thrown the residents of that area into panic because of this new antic of the robbers in the area to inflict such inhuman treatment on their victims.
Some residents who spoke to our correspondent said robbers have taken over Ejigbo and its environs lately, and the police seem not to have any solution on how to protect their lives and properties.
The residents said streets under the siege now are Oboye, Surprise, Dorcas, Tunde Alabi, Joseph, Abuna and Idimu road. They claimed it is now difficult to walk freely in those areas. When our correspondent visited Ejigbo police division, the DPO was not available to comment on the incident.
However, a police source said the police have since commenced investigation on how to arrest those bandits.