The Ogun State Police Command on Friday shot dead a robbery suspect in military uniform along Sagamu-Benin expressway, when the gang engaged police operatives in gun duel which lasted for about 30 minutes.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement adding that the suspect was shot dead following a distress call received by the police in Ijebu Ife at about 2:45am that a gang of armed robbers in military camouflage fully armed had blocked the expressway and were dispossessing motorists of their valuables.
“Upon the information, the DPO Ijebu ife CSP Raphael Ugbenyo quickly mobilised his anti robbery team as well as a team of Special Anti -Robbery Squads (SARS) to the scene, on sighting the policemen, the robbers engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 30 minutes”, Oyeyemi said
Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi said at the end of the encounter, one of hoodlums was shot dead while others escaped into the nearby bush with various degrees of gunshot injuries, adding that recovered from the scene are: two mock guns, a cell phone, assorted charms and a torchlight.
The police spokesman disclosed that the corpse of the dead robber has been deposited in the mortuary; while effort is on to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang.
The Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun who praised his men for their gallantry display had directed the thorough combing of the entire area so as to bring the escaped members of the gang to justice.
Penpushing also reports that, the police boss also appealed to the general public especially hospitals to alert the police if anyone with bullet injury is seen in their area, and reiterated his earlier warning to criminals to steer clear of Ogun State as the Command is ready more than ever to take the battle to their door steps.