Nigeria: Robbery gang member shot dead in Ogun
Sagamu, August 22, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Men of the Nigeria Police, Ogun state command on the early hour of Wednesday shot dead a member of an armed robbery gang, who have been terrorising people along shagamu/Benin express road.
The suspect, according to the State Police PRO, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi was a member of a robbery gang who blocked the express road in an attempt to rob a luxury bus belonging to Young shall Grow motors.
The dead robbery suspect
While the operation was going on, Oyeyemi said, a distress call was made to the police at Ogbere divisional headquarters consequence upon which the DPO, SP John Okon led his anti robbery men to the scene where they engaged the bandits in gun duel which lasted for about 30 minutes.
At the end of the encounter, one of the suspect was shot dead while others escaped into the nearby bush.
Recovered from the deceased robber are a locally made long barrel gun, a toy pistol and charms.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu who expressed satisfaction over the performance of his men has ordered a serious manhunt for the rest members of the gang with the view of bringing them to justice.
He further assured members of the public that their security is guaranteed all the time.