Police Gun Down Two Robbers, Arrest One During Robbery Operation In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Police Gun Down Two Robbers, Arrest One During Robbery Operation In Ogun

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

ABEOKUTA  - Two members of an armed robbery syndicate who invaded “FASTLINK’’ electronic and phone warehouse in Ijebu-Ode were in the wee hours of Wednesday shot dead in an encounter with operatives of Ogun state police command, while one member of the group was apprehended alive.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement said, the successful operation was done following a distress call received by the DPObof Igbeba Police Division, CSP Doga Najeem from a local vigilante leader, that the warehouse situated in Oyingbo area of Ijebu-ode had been invaded by dare devil robbers who were armed with dangerous weapons.

Oyeyemi explained that, upon the distress call, the DPO mobilized his patrol team in-conjunction with So-safe corp, and moved to the scene.

The PPRO said, on sighting the policemen, the robbers engaged them in a gun battle for about an hour, at the end of which two members of the gang were fatally shot and one arrested. 

He added that, others escaped in their standby vehicle with various degrees of gunshot injuries.

The arrested robbery suspect 

He further stressed that, the arrested robber who identified himself as Isiaka Yakubu,  an indigene of Yauri in Zamfara State claimed that the group were eight in number and they came from Lagos State where they have been hiding for some days before coming to Ijebu-Ode for the operation.

The Police spokesperson listed items recovered from the robbers as: One locally made gun, one iron cutter, two cutlasses, one iron chisel, as well as  phones and electrical material worth #6million which they removed from the warehouse.

The Commissioner of police, CP Edward A. Ajogun who commended his men for their swift response to the distress call, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 

He also directed a massive hunt for the fleeing members of the gang with the view of bringing them to justice.

The CP while appealing to members of the public especially hospitals to report anybody seen with gunshot injury to the police, also warned criminals to stop testing the will-power of the Command, as determination and resilience of officers and men to decisively deal with all forms of criminality in the state is unwavered.

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