The Special Anti Robbery Squad Ogun State led by SP Mohammed Tijani on Friday engaged some suspected armed robbers in a fierce gun duel in GRA Area Sagamu,Ogun State at 8pm while the robbers were attempting to rob a man of N 50 million (Fifty Million naira only)
While confirming the killing of the robbers during a shootout, Ogun State Police spokesman, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed that the notorious armed robbers who came from Anambra State were ambushed by the police in MTD area Sagamu. The robbers fought back and opened fire on the team but were overpowered and two of them were gunned down while one Solomon Dackson was arrested with fatal bullet injury.
Adejobi also issued a statement in which it was made known that one Toyota Camry without registration number, one Revolver pistol with six rounds of ammunition,one military barreta pistol, one cut to size double barreled gun with twenty rounds of live cartridges were recovered from them.
The statement read in part “The Special Anti Robbery Squad received an intelligence report of the plans of these hoodlums to strike in Sagamu and rob a man of the said amount of money. The report was acted on which led to the killing and arrest of the hoodlums.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun state CP Ikemefuna Okoye appreciated those who gave us the information and specially commended the SARS men who tackled the armed robbers gallantly. Ikemefuna Okoye said this achievement recorded by SARS came barely a day after the officer in charge SARS, SP Mohammed Tijani was awarded with other 3 officers by the Police Community Relations Committee Ogun State Chapter in Abeokuta; and it was a commendable breakthrough.
The Commissioner of Police has however directed that thorough investigation be carried out on the matter and interrogate the suspect arrested to reveal some information to assist police detectives in the course of their investigation.” The CP also assured that the suspect and others that will be arrested in connection with this matter will be prosecuted accordingly.