A truck driver identified simply as Yusuf, has been arrested after a foiled robbery operation and an attempt to rape his female victim.
According to reports, the suspect scaled the fence of a building at about 1a.m, entered one of the apartments where he dispossessed a woman of her valuables.
He then proceeded to another apartment belonging to a woman identified as Mrs Akanbi. In an interview with Vanguard, Mrs Akanbi said:
“I woke up around 1a.m. to find an unknown person in my kitchen with a knife.
Unknown to me, he had been to my bedroom where he collected my phone and the only N100 I had at home. Immediately I asked who he was, he grabbed my hand and dragged me outside, threatening to kill me if I raised alarm.
On the way out, I discovered that the gate was opened, including my door. I begged him not to hurt me, that the only thing I had was the N100 note and my phone.
To my shock, he said I should allow him have sex with me quietly, since I had no money. At that point, I ran out and called for help. It was then I realised that my neighbour, whose house the suspect had earlier gone to, were looking for the intruder.
He was eventually caught and handed over to the policemen at Badagry Division.”