An innocent man has suffered a cruel fate in the hands of armed robbers who attacked and cut off him hand for not having money at home.
The dare-devil robbers vented their anger on him by shooting at his hands and it fell off after they were unable to get any money from her.
“So you don’t have anything and you are showing off. You suffered us all this while we trailed you only to find nothing in your house,” the robbers angrily said while attacking him.
The incident happened at Victory Estate in Ejigbo, Lagos where the victim resides with his family. The victim identified as Cyril (surname withheld) went to a vigil and was returning in the early morning, unknown to him the robbers were trailing him to his house.
As he entered the compound, he was accosted and taken to his flat where they searched everywhere in the rooms and they did not find any useful thing to steal.
According to the victim, he pleaded to them that he was facing financial challenge and had been praying for turn around for the better. In anger, one of the robbers pointed a gun at him and shot at his hand which fell off. They told him that was his punishment for not keeping anything in the house before they left him in pool of blood.
As the victim bled profusely, he was rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, where doctors battled to save his life.
The matter was reported to police. The incident has thrown residents into panic, especially this new antic of the robbers in the area to inflict such inhuman treatment on their victims.
Residents who spoke to PM Express, said robbers have taken over Ejigbo and its environs lately, and the police seem not to have any solution on how to protect their lives and properties.
A police source said the police have commenced investigation on how to arrest those bandits.