Dare devil armed robbers, in the early hours of Saturday 15th of May 2021, engaged men of Ogun state police command in gun battle at Ipamesan area of Sango ota.
This followed a distress call, received by the DPO Sango ota divisional headquarters, that robbers were operating at Ipamesan area, and that they had already buggled a warehouse in the area.
In a press release signed and circulated by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi State Command Public Relations Officer “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 realising the determination of the patrol team to subdue them, they decided to engage the policemen in gun battle”.
Abimbola said “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 have shot a guard attached to a warehouse own by one Yinka Oduwale, before broken into the said warehouse and looted it. The guard was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead”.
According to the PPRO “Items recovered from them are: 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”.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation”.