Armed robbery suspect killed in shootout fire to fire with police in Ogun State

The Ogun State Police Command said it shot dead a member of a robbery gang on Wednesday on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway.

The command said the gang blocked a section of the expressway in the Ogbere area and attempted to rob a luxury bus belonging to Young Shall Grow Motors.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said a distress call was made to the police at the Ogbere division.

“This prompted the Divisional Police Officer, John Okon, to lead the anti-robbery squad in the division to the scene, where they engaged the bandits in a gun duel.

“At the end of the encounter, one of the suspects was shot dead, while others fled,” he said.

Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, added that items recovered from the gang were a locally-made gun, a toy pistol and some charms.

He said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, expressed satisfaction over the performance of his men and ordered a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.

“The CP assures members of the public that their security is guaranteed all the time,” Abimbola said.


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