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Police arrest suspected armed robber after gun battle in Ogun

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one suspected armed robber in the Sango area of the state.

The arrest followed a gun battle between men of the State Police Command and dare devil armed robbers who operated at the Ipamesan area in the early hours of Saturday.

According to a statement issued on Sunday by the police spokesman in the state DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Divisional Police Officer of Sango Ota received a distress call that the armed men were burgling a warehouse in the area.

Following the distress call, the DPO, Godwin Idehai, quickly mobilised his patrol team, and moved to the scene.

“On sighting the policemen, the robbers,who had snatched two vehicles from different locations, took to flight, but were hotly chased by the policemen,” the statement partly read.

“On getting to Joju area, and realising the determination of the patrol team to subdue them,  they decided to engage the policemen in a gun battle.”

Oyeyemi explained that the gunmen abandoned the two robbed vehicles snatched from one Ibrahim Lateef, and took to their heels. They were however pursued by the police operatives.

The police spokesman identified the suspected armed robber as Henry Obe, adding that efforts were ongoing to apprehend his accomplices.

He added, “It was later discovered, that the hoodlums have shot a guard attached to a warehouse own by one Yinka Oduwale before broken into the said warehouse and looted it. The guard was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.”

Items recovered from them are one long gun, 41 laptops, 2DVD players, two phones, three tablets gadgets, one Lexus RS 330 with registration number FKJ 691 FW and Toyota Matrix with registration number MUS 835 FW.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

He also directed the crack detectives, to go after the remaining members of the gang, with the view to bring them to justice within the shortest possible period.

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