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How armed robbery caused auto crash on Iponri-Ijora bridge

A woman, Titilope Adelabu, has taken to Twitter to recount how an armed robbery operation on Iponri-Ijora caused an accident.

According to her, the unfortunate incident happened around 7:00am today, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, when the morning rush was gaining momentum.

Recall that InsideMainland had earlier reported the spike in traffic robbery along Iponri, Surulere, Barracks and adjoining communities.

Sharing a video on social media via her handle, @titilopeadelabu, she wrote: “An armed robbery happened along iponri-ijora Bridge around 7am this morning. The robbery led to this accident and I was in the back seat of the first car. The other car was driven by a lady who happened to be alone in the car.

“It was in the process of trying to manoeuver her way to escape the robbers (they were trying to break her glass) that she hit the car that I was in. They made away with her valuables. But then, we have to thank God for protection right?”

Adelabu blamed the recurrence of robbery incidents in the axis on the trailers parked along the bridges saying that it made the roads choked up which impedes flow of vehicular traffic.

Another Mainlander identified simply as Michael wrote on Twitter via (@supersmd) how he witnessed a similar incident.

“Just this morning, two guys approached a vehicle from the side as they noticed they were ladies who had their side glass down and the car was right in front of me in the traffic around Ikeja along way. The lady driving struggled with them and they acted like they had a gun but she didn’t stop. As I was about to move forward to use my car to hit the guy on the passenger side, apparently a bus driver noticed too so he moved in fast before I did. As soon as those two robbers noticed, they fled and rain causes on the bus driver. All in traffic. God help us all.”

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