A robbery suspect Chimezie Stephen Osuagwu, has confessed to police that he was invited by his friend, Austin Chukwuemeka, who works in Four Brothers company in Ajah, Lagos to accompany him to rob his firm, workers salary.
Daily Independent reports that Austin, brought the information that the accountant to the company had gone and withdrew some money for workers’ salary and invited Chiemezie for the robbery.
The suspects were said to have accosted the accountant with Chiemezie wielding a gun while Austin led him into the office of the accountant.
Chiemezie, it was gathered, pointed the gun at the accountant and asked him to surrender the money but the accountant summoned courage and shouted for help.
This attracted other staff and out of fear, Chiemzie dropped the gun that had only one cartridge.
He attempted to run, but he was apprehended by the workers and handed over to the police.
When Austin realized that the plot had failed, he took to his heels and escaped. Police is still hunting for him. When his house was searched as he also ran away from his house, two knives believed to be used for robbery were recovered.