A man has foiled a robbery on his Ajegunle, Lagos home through his bravery.
Segun Viho, according to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), fought with the three suspected robbers when they beat up his wife.
One of the suspects, Wasiu Bashir, 22, was arrested through Viho’s bravery. Others fled.
A statement yesterday by RRS said 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.
RRS quoted Viho as saying: “When he started beating my wife, I summoned courage to engage him. As soon as we started fighting, his colleague took to his 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”.
Bashir reportedly told RRS: “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.”