Monday, December 7, 2020 9:17 pm
Adejoke Adeleye/ Abeokuta
An armed robbery suspect was on Sunday, the 6th of December 2020 gunned down by men of Ogun State Police Command along Shagamu/Ikenne expressway.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press statement hinted that the robber met his waterloo when a distress call was made to the police at Ikenne that a group of armed robbery gang was operating in between Adelex fuel station and Ladgroup company along the expressway, dispossessing people of their valuables at gun point.
Upon the distress call, the DPO Ikenne division CSP Ndoukauba Onuma mobilised his patrol team and personnel of 71pmf to the scene.
On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in gun battle consequent upon which one of the robbers was shot dead while others escaped into the bush with varying degrees of gun shot injuries.
Recovered from the scene are, a mock gun, a Toyota Corolla car with registration number KNN 84 TD which was snatched from the owner.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun who expressed satisfaction about the quick response of his men to the distress call has ordered massive manhunt for the escaped members of the gang.
He also appealed to the general public especially hospitals and traditional healers to notify the police if they sight anybody with gun shot injury in their area.
The CP assured the good people of the state that the command is determined more than ever to ensure their safety at all time especially as we are approaching the Yuletide season.