Policeman Robs, Stabs Commuter in Lagos as ID Card Drops at Scene

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Disturbing reports coming out of Lagos have it that a police sergeant, Williams Godwin, was allegedly involved in the attack and robbery of a commuter identified only as Henry.

Henry, 41, boarded a cab along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on his way to work when he was attacked at gunpoint and dispossessed of his ATM card and N4,000.

One of his assailants was identified as Sgt Godwin as his ID card allegedly fell into the luggage of the victim during the incident.

One of those who rescued Henry and rushed him to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre at Toll gate, Ojota, said he was stabbed with a sharp object in the back.


Sgt Williams’ ID Card. Image: Punch

“The incident happened on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The man was going to work on the Lagos Island when he boarded the private car. Along the way, they pointed a gun at him and took his ATM card and the N4,000 in his bag. While the policeman was ransacking the man’s luggage, his ID card fell into the man’s bag. They stabbed him with a sharp object and dropped him off,” he said.

A worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed Henry’s attack, adding that incidents of car robberies, aka One Chance, had become regular in the area.

“Yes, the man was brought here. I think he’s about 41-year-old. He said he boarded a private car, which he thought was a cab. He was seriously injured and we had to treat him. He had the ID card of the policeman that he claimed was among those that attacked him,” she said.

Punch reports that the incident has yet to be confirmed by the Lagos State Police Command, even as a number of residents complain of the rising spate of gang robberies in the area.

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