Two arm robbery suspects were arrested by the police in Ogun in the early hours of Saturday, February 27.
The suspects were arrested while operating at Shagamu interchange area of Lagos/Ibadan expressway.
The police identified the robbery suspects as Solomon Aghofure a 30 years old indigene of Delta state, and Emmanuel Mathew a 37 years old indigene of Abia State.
They were arrested when the police patrol team of Shagamu division were on routine patrol of the expressway at about 1:30 am.
The suspects and their gang who have already positioned themselves at the interchange in readiness for attack on the commuter plying the road opened fire on the passing patrol team led by the DPO, CSP Okiki Agunbiade.
The Ogun state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirm the arrest in a statement.
The statement reads:
”The team engaged them in shoot out at the end of which one of them sustained gun shot injuries and subsequently apprehended.
Other members of the gang escaped into the bush abandoning their operational vehicle. The bush was thoroughly combed from where the other suspect was also arrested. A police corporal attached to the team also sustained gunshot injuries on his leg and was rushed to hospital for treatment.
On interrogation, the suspects informed the police that they are five in number in their gang, they gave the names of others as Uche a.k.a two million, Arinze and Uzor. They further revealed that the three escaped members of the gang are ex convicts who had served various jail terms in okitipupa Ondo state and Shagamu in Ogun state. It was after their prison term they formed the gang and recruited them.”
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