Three arrested after gun battle with Ogun police



Three suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the Ogun State Police command whie operating at Iju Ota and its environs.

The suspects identified as Bamidele Oluwashina, 31; Adebowale Kehinde, 32 and Oluwasegun Abayomi. were arrested following a distress call received by the police at Onipanu Divisional headquarters at about 9:30pm.

Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Ishola Job mobilized his patrol team to the scene and engaged the robbers in gun duel leading to the arrest of one of them at the scene.

The entire area was cordoned off while police intensified search for other members of the gang with the help of members of the community, two other members of the gang were sighted trying to escape in a tricycle and they were promptly arrested.

One cut to size locally made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspects, while one of their victims Tosin Ajayi who received machete wound on his head was taken to the hospital by the police for medical treatment.

The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.


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