A commercial transport vehicle (‘trotro) has somersaulted multiple times after knocking down two robbers escaping on a motorbike at Sowutuom.
The Sowutuom police say the incident transpired after their night patrol driver received a call registering that there was an ongoing robbery at Anteku, a suburb of the community.
According to the police, some officers were deployed to the scene and found the two robbers in a gutter nearby with an Urvan bus involved in an accident at the spot.
“Information gathered at the scene is that the two robbery suspects as about 5 am robbed a fruit seller and jumped on their motorbike to escape.
“The driver of the Urvan bus loaded with passengers on seeing the rider and the pillion rider, used his bus to hit them. The suspects who fell into a nearby gutter and sustained injuries have been arrested,” a police sitrep said.
The Urvan crashed various times in the process with several passengers on board sustaining various degrees of injuries.
Four passengers were rushed to the Akawe Government Hospital while seven others and the robbery victim are being treated at the hospital.