A suspected armed robber was on Sunday shot dead by men of Ogun State Police Command along the Sagamu-Ikenne Expressway.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Monday.
Oyeyemi said the robber met his waterloo following a distress call placed to the police at Ikenne Divisional Headquarters.
He said the Police were told that a group of armed robbers was operating between Adelex fueling station and Ladgroup Company along the Expressway, dispossessing people of their valuables at gunpoint.
According to him, upon the distress call, the DPO Ikenne division, CSP Ndoukauba Onuma, mobilised his patrol team and personnel to the scene.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in gun battle consequent upon which one of the robbers was shot dead while others escaped into the bush with varying degrees of gunshot injuries.
“Recovered from the scene are a mock gun, a Toyota Corolla car with registration number KNN 84 TD which was snatched from the owner.”
The PPRO, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, expressed satisfaction about the quick response of his men to the distress call.
He said Ajogun has ordered a manhunt for the escaped members of the gang.
“Ajogun also appealed to the general public especially hospitals and traditional healers to notify the police if they sight anybody with gunshot injury in their area.
“The CP, therefore, assured the good people of the state that the command is determined more than ever to ensure their safety at all time especially as we are approaching the Yuletide season,” Oyeyemi stated.