The robber who reportedly struck after patients at the ward fell asleep, stealing phones and other gadgets he could lay his hands on, ran out of luck as he was caught red handed and overpowered by the hospital security who detained him before handing him over to the police.
Here are photos of the alleged robber below;
Two days ago, it was reported that it was a bitter and agonizing experience for patients, when armed robbers attacked the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja. According to a witness, the robbers, fully armed, stormed the hospital around 1am on Tuesday and operated freely for more than one hour.
Daily Sun gathered that the robbers, numbering about five, first attacked the ward housing patients who did surgery before going to the female ward. They dispossessed patients and their family members of over 45 mobile phones and unspecified amount of money.
One of the patients, Umoru, said the robbers ransacked the wards, warning victims to cooperate or get harmed. One of the victims described the incident as “a very strange and terrifying experience,” saying for armed robbers to attack sick people in the hospital shows the level of wickedness in the country.
Efforts to speak with the management of the medical centre proved abortive, as nobody was willing to speak. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Willy Aya, said the police were yet to be briefed on the incident.
This is coming after one Dr. Ola Jimade, was declared wanted by the Nigerian Police for leading a gang of robbers in Abuja. Jimade is alleged to be the leader of a syndicate group specialised in armed robbery and car snatching in Abuja.