Two Killed As Police, Robbers alternate Gunfire In Ogun State
Suspected armed robbers had been on Wednesday shot useless in a gun duel with the police in Oyingbo region of Ijebu-ode, Ogun State.
We gathered that the suspects had invaded Fastlink phone and electronics warehouse in Ijebu-Ode.
An extra member of the institution changed into apprehended alive by the police as others fled.
We further accrued that a distress call become acquired by means of the DPO of Igbeba department, CSP Doga Najeem, from a neighborhood vigilante chief, that the warehouse located in Oyingbo vicinity of Ijebu-ode had been burgled by way of men suspected to be robbers, “who have been armed with risky guns.”
Upon the distress name, the DPO changed into stated to have mobilised his crew, in conjunction with operatives of the So-secure Corps, and moved to the scene.
“On sighting the policemen, the robbers engaged them in a gun battle for approximately an hour, at the cease of which two participants of the gang had been fatally shot and one arrested.
Others escaped in their standby vehicle with numerous degrees of gunshot injuries,” the Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, informed us.
Even as he became interrogated, the arrested suspect, 28-year-vintage Isiaka Yakubu, an indigene of Yauri in Zamfara nation, claimed that they had been 8 in quantity, including that they came from Lagos country to function in Ijebu-Ode.
One regionally-made gun, one iron cutter, two cutlasses, one iron chisel, in addition to telephones and electrical home equipment worth N6million stolen from the warehouse had been recovered from them.
According to Oyeyemi, the kingdom Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the instantaneous transfer of the case to the nation CIID, while launching a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.