By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
An armed robbery suspect, was shot dead on Friday along Shagamu/Ijebu – o
Ode expressway by operatives of Ogun State Police Command while robbing people on the highway.
The suspect met his Waterloo when the Dpo of Odogbolu division, Awoniyi Adekunle and his men who were on joint patrol with a team of military men, received a distress call that armed robbers numbering about seven have blocked the road around Southwestern University, and are dispossessing people of their belongings.
A statement issued by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta, revealed that upon the distress call, the Dpo and his team moved to the scene, but as soon as the armed robbers sighted them, they engaged them in gun duel which lasted for about forty five minutes.
“At the end of the encounter, one of the robbers was arrested with severe bullets wounds while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.
The arrested suspect gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital”, he stated.
Meanwhile, the state commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who commended the quick response and bravery of his men has directed that the entire area be properly combed with the view to apprehend the escaped members of the gang.
Ajogun also appealed to members of the public especially hospital, to alert the police, if anybody with gunshot injury is seen in their area.