While responding to a distress call on Saturday, the Police Anti Crime Team attached to Agbado Division of Ogun State, engaged a 12-man robbery gang in a gun battle at Oluke,Okugbolu and Onireke areas of Agbado at about 6.20 pm.
After the duel,five of the robbers died while one of them was arrested with their weapons. Others fled with bullet wounds.
Street Journal gathered that the armed robbers had launched an attack on the people of these areas when a call was made to the Divisional Police Officer in Agbado Division who then put a call to alert his men on routine patrol to comb the entire area.
In the process of combing the area,members of the Vigilante Service of Ogun State in the area rendered assistance to the police team.
The spokesman of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi as Oladeide Rasheed. The name suspect, a resident of Ijoko Otta hails from Abeokuta and he works as a motor boy.
Adejobi described him as a “strong member of the robbery gang” He also stated that Rasheed will help the police to get the fleeing members of the gang.
A statement signed by Adejobi reads: “According to police preliminary investigation,it was gathered that the robbers went to the remote areas on motorcycles with arms and that they had been terrorizing the people of the area for a long time; particularly snatching cars and bikes from people in the area and other parts of Agbado community in Ifo Local Government of Ogun State before meeting their Waterloo.
Items recovered from the robbers include 5 locally made guns,30 live cartridges,12 expended cartridges,3 laptops, jewelries, a cash sum of #85,000,5 unregistered motorcycles, cutlasses and assorted charms.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye has commended the good people of the area who alerted the police on time, and the police operatives with the Vigilante Men who carried out the successful operation. CP Okoye also restated his readiness always to tackle crimes and social vices in Ogun State to provide adequate security for all and sundry in the state and Nigeria at large”.