A private hospital in the Shibiri area of Ajangbadi, Lagos state has been attacked on Tuesday by five robbers who disguised to be patients in the hospital. While three of the robbers escaped, two suspects, Babatunde Bamidele and Idowu Balogun were apprehended and taken to the Ajangbadi Police Division. The five robbers had posed as patients and requested to see the doctor. It was said that Bamidele and Balogun stayed at the hospital’s gates, while one Yusuf and Ahmed, said to be among those at large, entered the doctor’s office, feigning to be patients who needed medical attention.
It was learnt that the three, however, robbed the doctor of money and phones, which they passed to the duo at the gate. While the robbery went on, a distress call was put across by a patient to the police, and the operatives stormed the scene. The two men at the gate were said to have been arrested, while the others fled the hospital.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who did not disclose the name of the hospital, confirmed the incident, saying efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing gang members.