Three suspected robbers were apprehended by residents of Aleyita, Lugbe, in the Federal Capital Territory after the robbers numbering about 15 stormed the community in the early hours of Sunday, March 20.
The operation lunched by the robbers was unsuccessful as they fled when residents joined forces and confronted them.
An eyewitness identified as Hakeem Azeez who is a resident of the area said that they have been on the alert after a gang of robbers invaded Chika Phase 3, an adjoining street, and dispossessed residents of their mobile phones, television sets, cash, among others, last week.
Azeez said that one of the suspects died while engaging residents in a fight. He narrated:
“They came around 6am and were jumping from one house to the other. It was like a movie, as one of them was walking on people’s roofs. They had robbed the other street last week and carted away phones and other property. We knew they would come again and truly, they did.”
“One was caught while struggling to go away with some of the things stolen from people. Two others were given a hot chase and apprehended.
“One of those they went to rob engaged them; they fled when other residents joined; but one stayed put and tried to fight them, instead of surrendering. He was, however, overpowered, leading to his death. I want to plead with the police to investigate properly and apprehend others. The attack on our area is getting out of hand.”