It was shock and apprehension on the faces of many after deadly armed robbers on Sunday afternoon invaded Biggess Hotel located at Akute area of Ogun State.
According to New Telegraph, the armed robbers robbed the hotel, staff and lodgers of their hard earned money and personal effects before allegedly r*ping the female staff they found in the hotel.
It was gathered that the armed robbers had come to the hotel as guests at around 1:30pm in a Honda Accord car with reg. No.: KSF 707 BL.
One of the victims, who pleaded anonymity, said he was robbed of his N85,000 which he just withdrew from a nearby bank and proceeded to the hotel to wait for his friends. He said: “After I withdrew money from the bank nearby, I proceeded to the hotel to relax and wait for my friends.
"It was one of the robbers who opened the door for me. Immediately I entered, another one gave me a heavy blow and asked for all I had.
"They took my wallet with the money and a Nokia phone. When they were leaving, they threw out my wallet and made away with the money and phone.”
The hotel manager was said to have gone to the Ajuwon Police Station to report the robbery when visited the facility, but a waitress confirmed the raid.
She said: “All the money with the barman was stolen. They broke the freezer and destroyed all the drinks, stole lodgers laptops, Ipads and phones. A worker was raped during the attack.”
However, the robbers met their waterloo while escaping. They were apprehended at the failed portion of Denro-Isasi-Berger Road, while fleeing.
Commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada riders were said to have reported the attack at Ojodu Abiodun Police Station. Policemen and hundreds of motorcyclists pursued the robbers and got them at Berger area of Lagos.
The robbers were taken to Ajuwon Police Station in whose jurisdiction the hotel is located.