Two suspected armed robbers were gunned down on Monday as policemen attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad of Ogun State Command on engaged suspected them in a gun battle at Itori in Ewewkoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. The PRO of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi told Street Journal that the gun duel lasted for 20 minutes.
He also stated that the SARS men who were acting on a tip off flagged down the robbers in a Honda Accord car at a stop and search point at Itori about 2.20 pm. He said the robbers opened fire on the policemen while the team responded with fire.
In a statement he released on Monday, Adejobi revealed that the shoot out led to the death of 2 of the 6 suspected robbers while others fled with bullet wounds.
Items recovered from the robbers include 2 pump action guns, 30 live cartridges, assorted charms, other offensive weapons and their operational vehicle, a Honda Accord without registration number.
In the statement, the police command appealed to the general public particularly medical practitioners to assist and be on the look out for the injured fleeing robbers in case they come in contact with them.