A truck driver suspected to be an armed robber was arrested by neighbours of the victim while attempting to rape her in Badagry area of Lagos.
The suspect Idris Yusuf, was the lone robber who scaled the fence to gain access to his victims apartment.
It was gathered that Yusuf scaled the fence into a building at about 1 a.m., after which he entered one of the apartments, where he dispossessed a woman of her valuables.
He also proceeded to another apartment, where he met a woman identified as Mrs. Akanbi and allegedly attempted to rape her.
“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,”the victim said.
“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 up with and handed over to the policemen at Badagry Division,” she said.
He confessed to the crime and revealed that he drives truck during the daytime and rob at night for more income.