The convoy of the Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode, recently made a timely intervention and saved several motorists from armed robbers who were poised to unleash mayhem at the popular Long Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The incident reportedly occurred at about 8 pm Thursday, when daredevil robbers, dressed in police uniform and armed to the teeth, mounted a roadblock on the busy route under the ruse of a stop and search.
Vanguard reports that the bandits had caused a holdup of sorts and were about to commence operation when their devious scheme came unstuck.
It turned out the convoy of Governor Ambode was close to the scene at that moment, and the security men engaged the robbers in a fire fight which eventually saved the day.
A source at the governor’s office confirmed the incident, stating that the convoy was returning from Osun State where Ambode had attended the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari.