During a gun battle with police, two suspected Ogun kidnappers/armed robbers were killed.
NaijaNews August 31, 2021
NaijaNews reports that two members of a suspected kidnapping ring were killed in a gun battle with Ogun State police officers in the Itori area of Ewekoro local government on Sunday.
At about 7:30 a.m., cops in Ewekoro divisional headquarters received information that some armed hoodlums with facemask had been spotted hibernating in a bush behind ICT Polytechnic, Itori.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement to journalists on Monday that the Ewekoro division’s anti-robbery team was quickly despatched to apprehend the hoodlums.
Oyeyemi explained that, on sighting the police, the gang opened fire on them and the policemen engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 40 minutes.
He said at the end of the encounter, two members of the syndicate were gunned down while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries.
Recovered from them include one locally fabricated shot gun, two live cartridges, two battle axes, empty shells of AK 47 riffle ammunition, three android phones, two small phones, 8 pairs of slippers and two school bags.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun who commended the gallantry display of his men, has warned criminals to stop testing the will power of the command under his watch, because doing so will continue to spell doom for them.
The CP also directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.
He therefore reiterated the stand of the command to roll out all in its arsenal to wage war against crime and criminality in order to make Ogun State free of violent crime.