Two people shot dead, one arrested as armed robbers engage Policemen in gun battle

Two suspected armed robbers were on Wednesday, February 3, shot dead in a gun duel with Police operatives in Oyingbo area of Ijebu-ode, Ogun State.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the suspects had invaded Fastlink phone and electronics warehouse in Ijebu-Ode.

It was learnt that another member of the group was apprehended alive by the Police, while some fled the crime scene.

This was disclosed in a statement by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

He said that a distress call was received by the DPO Igbeba division, CSP Doga Najeem, from a local vigilante leader, that the warehouse situated in Oyingbo area of Ijebu-ode has been invaded by armed robbers who had sophisticated weapons.

Oyeyemi said, “Upon the distress call, the DPO mobilized his patrol team in-conjunction with So-Safe-Corp, and moved to the scene.”

“On sighting the policemen, the robbers engaged them in a gun battle for about an hour, at the end of which two members of the gang were fatally shot and one arrested. Others escaped in their standby vehicle with various degrees of gunshot injuries.”

“On interrogation, the arrested one who identified himself as Isiaka Yakubu, an indigene of Yauri in Zamfara State claimed that the group was eight in number and they came from Lagos State where they have been hiding for some days before coming to Ijebu-ode for the operation.”

He said that the Police recovered one locally-made gun, one iron cutter, 2 cutlasses, one iron chisel, as well as phones and electrical material worth N6 million.

Meanwhile, the Ogun state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has commended his men for their timely intervention. He ordered that the suspects be transfered to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department immediately.

He also directed Police operatives to aggressively hunt the members of the gang who are still at large.

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