Armed Robbers Killed During Heavy Shootout With Policemen In Ibadan
Two members of a suspected armed robbery gang which invaded some areas in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday met their waterloo as they were fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire with policemen.
The gang members also killed a police sergeant, simply identified as Solomon, attached to Ogbere Police Station and injured a private guard during their robbery operations before their encounter with the police.
Briefing journalists on the incident at Agugu Police Station yesterday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Superintendent of Police Adekunle Ajisebutu, said that the eight-man robbery gang invaded residences in some areas of the capital city and robbed the occupants of their valuables.
According to the PPRO, “at about 2.30a.m., today (yesterday) Friday, December 30, a notorious gang of dare-devil armed robbers numbering about eight invaded Ogbere Keyinsi, Itamerin and other areas of Ibadan for robbery operations, during which a police sergeant was killed.
The same gang also shot a private security guard, later identified simply as Damilare. He is currently in the hospital as he was critically injured. “The police responded to a distress call and engaged the armed robbers. In the course of an exchange of fire, two members of the criminal gang were shot and fatally injured.
They died shortly afterwards. Items recovered from them include two locally-made pistols, three cutlasses, some cartridges, iron cutter and criminal charms.” The PPRO also said that one of the suspects disclosed his name as Tunde Ahmed, aged 28, before he gave up the ghost.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Sam Adegbuyi expresses his appreciation to members of the public for the wonderful cooperation they have given this command through the release of useful information. He assured the people of the state of adequate security of their lives and property,” Ajisebutu stated.