Two suspected bandits fall in gun battle with Ogun police

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Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate met their Waterloo on Sunday 29th of August 2021, when they engaged them in a gun battle in Itori area of Ewekoro Local Government.

Crime report indicated the two suspects met their Waterloo when policemen in Ewekoro divisional headquarters received an information at about 7.30 am, that some armed hoodlums with face masks were sighted hibernating in a bush at the back of ICT polytechnic at Itori.

The state Police Public Relations Officer,  Abimbola Oyeyemi explained that bearing the fact that many suspected kidnappers had been traced to the same forest before, the anti -robbery team of Ewekoro Division of the command was quickly dispatched to fish out the hoodlums.

He said when the bandits sighted the policemen, the gang opened fire on them and the policemen engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 40 minutes.

Oyeyemi added that at the end of the encounter, two members of the syndicate were gunned down while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries.

He listed the items recovered from them as: one locally-fabricated shot gun, two live cartridges, two battle axes, empty shells of AK 47 rifle ammunition, three android phones, two small phones, 8 pairs of slippers and two school bags.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police,  Edward Ajogun who commended the gallantry display of his men, has warned criminals to stop testing the willpower of the command under his watch, “because doing so will continue to spell doom for them.”

While the CP also directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang, he reiterated the stand of the command to roll out all in its arsenal to wage war against crime and criminality in order to make the state free of violent crime.

 

 

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