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Police kill two robbers, arrest one in Ogun


Two members of a robbery gang were gunned down while another was arrested on Friday by men of the Ogun State Police Command along the Sagamu-Benin/Ore road.

The State Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the suspects before journalists at Igbeba Area Command in Ijebu-Ode, said the police acting on a tip-off, arrested the suspects at along the J4, Ogun Waterside stretch of the Sagamu – Ore express way.

Iliyasu added that the Anti-robbery team of the Ogbere Police Division led by John Okoh, engaged the suspects in hours – long gun duel before they were attested.

He said other members of the syndicate escaped from the scene with bullet wounds.

“In the early hours of today, our men at Ogbere Division received a distress call about a group of armed bandit who blocked Sagamu/Ore expressway at J4 area to rub commuters plying the road.

“Upon the distress call, the DPO of the station, SP John Okoh led his antirobbey and other tactical and combat team to the scene where they met the robbers dispossessing commuters of their valuables.

“In sighting the policemen, the bandits engaged them in a gun duel which lasted for hours. At the end of the encounter, two members of the dreaded syndicate were gunned down and one was arrested alive while others escaped with various degrees of gunshot injuries.

“The victims were rescued unhurt and we’ve launch serious manhunt for the escaped members of the gang.

“Recovered from them are single barrel gun, one phone, a carton of car sound protector and other instruments used in their heinous activities.”

While assuring of safety of life and property in the Command, the Police boss appealed to members of the public, especially health workers to report any incident of gunshot wound to the police.

“I hereby appeal to members of the public, especially hospitals and other health workers to report to the police if anybody with gunshot wound is seen around this area.

“The Command is determined and resolute against crime and criminality and any criminal who dares any part of the state will definitely have himself to blame,” Iliyasu said.

The post Police kill two robbers, arrest one in Ogun appeared first on The Nation Nigeria.

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