From Tunde Osho – Abeokuta
Men of Ogun State Police Command yesterday Wednesday 12th of April 2023, successfully repelled an armed robbery gang who invaded the popular phone market in Okelewo area of Abeokuta, the state capital
The SUPREME learnt that, the armed robbery gang numbering about eight, stormed the market popularly known as “TARMARC” at about 5:30 p.m, started shooting sporadically and carting away expensive phones.
A distress call was quickly made to the police at Ibara divisional headquarters, the consequence upon which the DPO Ibara division, CSP Abayomi Adeniji quickly mobilized his anti-robbery and surveillance teams in collaboration with men of Amotekun corps and moved to the scene.
On sighting the policemen, the robbers engaged them in a gun battle, but due to the superior firepower of the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels.
They were hotly chased and with the assistance of the market men, one of the robbers later identified as Adeniji Sakiru 32 years old was apprehended.
Unfortunately, one Dayo Bankole, a trader in the market, who was shot by the robbers gave up the ghost while receiving treatment at General Hospital Ijaye Abeokuta.
Recovered from the arrested robber are; one double barrel locally made gun and assorted Criminal charms.
Meanwhile, the outgoing Commissioner of Police now AIG, Frank Mba, has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
He equally ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang with the view to bring them to justice.
He, therefore, appealed to members of the public, especially hospitals, to inform the police if anybody with a gunshot injury is seen in their area.
Spokesman of the command, SP Abimboka Oyeyemi confirmed the story
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