Crime

Police Engage Robbery Gang In Gun Battle At Ikenne- Kill One, Injure Others

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have shot dead an armed robbery suspect and other members of the gang escaped with gunshot injuries in Ikenne area of the state.

The Police Public Relations officer, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement in Abeokuta that the officers in the area had got information that a group of armed robbers had blocked road along Olabiro street in Ikenne and dispossessing people of their valuables at gun point.

Mr. Oyeyemi said the Divisional Police Officer in Ikenne, Mr. Noukauba Onuma mobilized his patrol team and rushed to the scene where they engaged the armed robbers in a gun battle which he claimed lasted for about thirty minutes.

He explained that one of the suspect was shot dead while others escaped with various degree of gunshot injuries, adding that one locally made gun, one live cartridge and one expended cartridge were recovered from the scene of the incident.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edward Ajogun has directed that the fleeing members of the gang be hunted for and brought to justice within the shortest possible time.

 Olatunji Idowu

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