CITIZENS COMPASS- LAGOS State Police Command on Sunday, said two robbery suspects have lost their lives while exchanging gunfire with the police at Okokomaiko area of the state.
Police said the incident occurred on Christmas eve.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) .
Hundeyin said that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) from Okokomaiko got information at about 2.30 a.m. on Saturday that some armed hoodlums numbering about five, allegedly entered Airtel Communication site.
He said the suspects entered the communication facility located at Adisa Street, Okokomaiko, tied the security guard on duty and vandalised five Inverter batteries, valued at about N6 million, powering the mast.
Hundeyin said that based on the report, a team of police men was mobilised to the scene.
“On sighting the police team, the hoodlums engaged them in a gun duel. As a result, two of the hoodlums were fatally injured, while others escaped and abandoned their operational V/Wagen LT Bus, with Reg. No. BDG-924-XZ and the with stolen items.
“The scene was photographed, corpses evacuated and deposited at IDH Morgue, Yaba for an autopsy,” he said
He said the police were on the trail of the robbery suspects at large, while investigation was in progress.