Journalist, four others brutalised by ‘One Chance’ robbers in Lagos
A journalist with Television Continental (TVC) located at Magodo Phase 1, in Lagos State and four other people were brutalised by suspected ‘One Chance’ robbers who stole their phones, cash and used the victim’s ATM cards to withdraw money from banks, yesterday.
The producer, Toyin Ibrahim, in a specialist hospital bed in Magodo, narrated to newsmen how she escaped death by the whiskers. She displayed her jeans trouser, which was torn by one of the robbers who attempted to rape her after she bit him.
She had closed from the office about 5.30a.m. and was returning home when she boarded a commercial mini-bus close to Ketu Bridge. She said the bus was heading to Berger-Magbo area.
Amidst tears from her swollen eyes, she said the robbers began operation two minutes after she boarded the bus, and the driver who she suspects to be their ringleader diverted to another route.
She was pushed out of the vehicle at Ikeja, close to Allen Avenue in her torn trousers.
According to her, “two minutes after the vehicle took off, one of the robbers began to hit me. He asked me for my ATM pin number but I gave her a wrong one, which made him angry. When they tried the numbers and discovered that the pin was a fake one, they descended on me, hitting and booting me with their heavy shoes.
“I had to tell them the truth, giving them the accurate pin numbers of my GTBank and Skye Bank accounts. As they were beating me, I bit one of them and he became angry and tore my jeans trousers. He wanted to rape me. I was saved by one of the robbers, who warned that there was no time for that.
“Our company just paid my salary and was hoping to withdraw some money yesterday, but the robbers have withdrawn everything from my accounts.”
Continuing, she said: “It was a 14-seater bus. I wanted to sit at the row behind the driver’s seat but the conductor said that was his seat so I had to go to the last seat at the back. I and four others fell victim to the robbers who had positioned themselves strategically on the bus.
“They were stepping and marching on me very hard. I would have died if they had succeeded in raping me. Even as they were doing that, they pushed two other victims down while on motion. They injured me badly in the head, despite dispossessing me of my ATM cards, phones and the N3,000 in my pocket. I am still in pains and spitting blood,” she narrated.
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