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Ogun Police Nabs Two Armed Robbery Suspects During Operation On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Men of Ogun State Police Command in the early hours of Saturday, February 27, 2021, nabbed two armed robbers suspects while operating at Sagamu interchange area of Lagos/Ibadan expressway. 



The two suspects, Solomon Aghofure a 30 years old indigene of Delta state and Emmanuel Mathew a 37 years old indigene of Abia state were arrested when the police patrol team of Sagamu Division were on routine patrol of the expressway at about 1:30 am. 

The suspects and their gang who are already positioned themselves at the interchange in readiness for attack on commuters plying the road, opened fire on the passing patrol team led by the DPO CSP Okiki Agunbiade. 

The team, in response engaged them in shoot out at the end of which one of them sustained gun shot injuries and subsequently apprehended, while Other gang members escaped into the bush abandoning their operational vehicle. 

The bush was thoroughly combed from where the other suspect was also arrested. 

A police corporal attached to the team also sustained gunshot injuries on his leg and was rushed to hospital for treatment. 

On interrogation, the suspects informed the police that they are five in numbers, giving the others names as Uche a.k.a two million, Arinze and Uzor. They further revealed that the three escaped members of the gang are ex convicts who had served various jail terms in Okitipupa Ondo State and Sagamu in Ogun State. It was after their prison term they formed the gang and recruited them. 

Meanwhile the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun who praised the gallantry performance of his men has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 

He also directed that the escaped members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to justice. The cp therefore appealed to members of the public especially hospitals to quickly inform the police if anyone with gunshot injury is seen in their vicinity. 

DSP ABIMBOLA OYEYEMI, PPRO, OGUN STATE POLICE COMMAND

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