Ogun police in gun duel with suspected armed robbers, shot two dead - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Monday, May 10, 2021

Ogun police in gun duel with suspected armed robbers, shot two dead

Olumide Akanji

Operatives of the Ogun state police command have shot and killed two suspected armed robbers at Sagamu interchange, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this yesterday said, the police engaged the robbers in a gun duel on Sunday, during a robbery operation.

According to him, the police at the Sagamu division, received a distress call, that "a robbery operation was going on at Sagamu interchange and that one of their victims has been seriously injured. 

"Upon the distress call, the DPO of the division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade quickly led his patrol team to the scene where they met the robbers attacking another one, Agba Enoch. 

"The team engaged them in gun duel at the end of which two members of the gang were fatally injured, while others escaped with gun shot injuries.

"The injured victim, one Adekunle Adewale, who was seriously matcheted on the head was rushed to hospital for medical attention", Oyeyemi said.

The PPRO disclosed that, three handsets, one mock guns, one electric clipper, three ATM cards and one blood stained cutlass were recovered from the suspects.

He added that, the Commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang, with the view to bring them to justice.

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