Three shot dead as armed robbers engage Police operatives in gun duel
Three wanted suspected armed robbers, including an ex-convict, were killed over the weekend in Lagos State during a gun battle with police.
It was learned that armed robbers who had previously terrorized Ajegunle and its environs were being pursued to their hideout.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the image-maker in charge of the state police command, confirmed the clash between the police and the armed robbers in a statement he personally signed on Sunday.
“Daredevil robbers engaged operatives of Area B Apapa of the Lagos State Police Command in a gun duel in a bid to escape arrest,” said Hundeyin.
According to the Lagos State Police image-maker, “the robbers, however, succumbed to the superior firepower of the police operatives.”
“The robbers, Sodiq ’m’ aka Foreigner, recently released from prison and Habeeb ‘m’ aka Kiki, who have both been wanted for terrorizing Ajegunle and environs were trailed to their hideout in Ajegunle, where they met their Waterloo.”
The police said that “one Beretta pistol, one locally-made revolver pistol with four rounds of 9mm live ammunition and one expended shell of ammunition were recovered from the robbers.
“The Lagos State Police Command urges youths, in particular, to desist from crimes, as the long arm of the law will always catch up with criminals no matter how long it takes,” the police image maker stated.