The Ogun State Police Command has shot dead two suspected kidnappers in a gun battle while hibernating in a bush at the back of ICT Polytechnic, Itori in Itori area of Ewekoro local government of the state
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement, adding that the suspects met their waterloo when policemen in Ewekoro divisional headquarters received an information at about 7:30 am on Sunday, that some armed hoodlums with face mask were sighted hibernating in a bush behind the institution.
The statement said couple with the fact that many suspected kidnappers have been traced to the same forest before, the anti robbery team of Ewekoro division was quickly dispatched to fish out the hoodlums.
‘On sighting the policemen, the gang opened fire on them and the policemen engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 40 minutes. At the end of the encounter, two members of the syndicate were gunned down while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries’, he said
Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi disclosed that recovered from them are; one locally fabricated shot gun, two live cartridges, two battle axes, empty shells of AK 47 riffle ammunition, three android phones, two small phones, 8 pairs of slippers and two school bags.
The Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun who commended the gallantry display of his men, has warned criminals to stop testing the will power of the command under his watch, stressing that doing so will continue to spell doom for them.
Penpushing also reports that, the police boss has directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang, and reiterated the stand of the command to roll out all in its arsenal to wage war against crime and criminality in order to make Ogun state free of violent crime.
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