police operatives in ogun state have arrested one suspected armed robber after engaging him and his gang in a gun battle.
According to the police, other members of the robbery gang are currently on the run.
It was gathered that the robbers engaged the police in the Ipamesan area of Sango Ota on Saturday, May 15.
The incident was confirmed in a Statement released by the state police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
The spokesperson stated that the Sango Ota divisional headquarters received a distress call that the dare devil robbers were operating at Ipamesan area, and that they had already boggled a warehouse in the area.
Abimbola said upon the distress call, the DPO, CSP Godwin Idehai, quickly mobilized his patrol team, and moved to the scene.
On sighting the policemen, the robbers, who had snatched two vehicles from different locations, took to flight but were hotly chased by the policemen.
On getting to Joju area, and realizing the determination of the patrol team to subdue them, they decided to engage the policemen in the gun battle.
”Due to the superior firepower of the policemen, they abandoned the two robbed vehicles, a Lexus RS 330 with registration number FKJ 691 FW snatched from one Dosumu Kazeem, and a Toyota Matrix with registration number MUS 835 FW snatched from one Ibrahim Lateef, and took to their heels. The team pursued them, and one of the robbers, later identified as Henry Obe was arrested in the process.
It was later discovered, that the hoodlums had shot a guard attached to a warehouse own by one Yinka Oduwale, before breaking into the said warehouse and looting it. The guard was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead”.
items recovered from the suspects include one long gun, 41 laptops, 2DVD players, 2 phones, 3 tablets gadgets, one Lexus RS 330 with registration number FKJ 691 FW, and Toyota Matrix with registration number MUS 835 FW.
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