The Police Public Relations Officer in the State ,Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement said the incident followed an intelligence report received by the Command that a robbery gang from Onitsha has arrived GRA in Ijebu-Ode with a mission to terrorize the good people of the State. Oyeyemi said “on receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu directed the officer in charge FSARS Sp Uba Adam to go after the hoodlums and bring them to justice.
”In compliance with the Cp’s order, the operatives of FSARS swung into action and accosted them at GRA area of Ijebu-Ode, on sighting the Policemen, the robbers engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 30minutes. “At the end of the encounter, two of the robbers were shot dead while the other two escaped with bullet wound.
“Recovered from them are; One Ak47 riffle with Breach No- 804403, two pump action guns with defaced breach numbers, fifty seven rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, thirty two rounds of live cartridges, some assorted charms and unregistered Toyota previa bus they used for their operation.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu who expressed satisfaction on the gallantry performance of his men has ordered a serious manhunt for the escaped members of the gang.
“He equally appealed to hospitals as well as traditional healers to notify Police if anybody with gunshot injury is seen in their area”,he said.
Posted By: Nwokolo, Abeokuta
Two members of a robbery gang believed to have arrived from Onitsha, Anambra State, for planned series of attacks in Ogun State have been shot dead in Ijebu-Ode area of the State by Operatives of the Federal Special Anti – Robbery Squad(F – SARS).
The suspects were spotted at the Ijebu – Ode Government Reservation Area(GRA) by the F – SARS, following an intelligence passed to the Ogun State Police Command that the gang from Onitsha had entered Ijebu-Ode with a mission to terrorize residents and visitors.
It was learnt that when the gang sighted the F- SARS Operatives, the robbers in bid to escape, engaged the Operatives in a gun battle and in the process, two of them were shot dead while two others escaped with bullet wounds.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this in a release, stated that the suspects were shot dead on Monday in a gun duel encounter and listed an Ak47 riffle marked 804403, two pump action guns with defaced breach numbers, fifty seven rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, thirty two rounds of live cartridges, some assorted charms and unregistered Toyota Previa bus as items recovered from the gang.
Abimbola added that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has given directive to the Operatives to hunt down the fleeing members of the gang while hospitals and traditional healers have also been advised to notify the Police if anybody with gunshot injury is brought to them.
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