The popular saying that 'what a man can do, a woman can do it better' seems to be the guiding principle for police officer, Mercy John, who performed the almost impossible on a 2-man robbery gang. In a press statement released by the Lagos state Police PRO, DSP Ken Nwosu, the 2-man gang had tried to rob the police officer and another person around 6pm around Shasha, Egbeda area in Lagos. "Mercy John and one other person were accosted by two armed robbers on motor bike and ordered to lie down. The NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) refused to comply and also turned down the order to hand over her handbag. “However, her companion, out of fear, complied. One of the men who accosted them brought out a locally made pistol, the NCO immediately on sighting the firearm, smartly and professionally grabbed the neck of the gun-wielding hoodlum and hit his head on a nearby wall. “The firearm fell down and she immediately grabbed it and the hoodlums sensing imminent danger, fled for their lives," he said. Nwosu said as the investigation is on-going to catch the fleeing robbers, Mercy has been considered for commendation, “The Commissioner of Police wishes to congratulate the NCO for this uncommon act of bravery and urges her to keep it up. “He further enjoins all personnel of the Command to emulate the brave efforts of the NCO and put in their best in the service to the nation,”
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