By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—Men of Ogun State Police Command have shot dead one of the suspected robbers that blocked Sagamu-Ore Expressway yesterday Morning at Ososa Junction in Odogbolu Local Government Area of the state.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement, said operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, received a distress call that robbers blocked the expressroad at about 2:30a.m. and were dispossessing people of their properties.
According to Oyeyemi, “on getting the distress call, the officer in charge of FSARS, DSP Uba Adam, led his men to the scene where the robbers engaged them in gun battle, which lasted for about 45 minutes.
“At the end of the encounter, one of the robbers was shot dead, while others escaped with gunshot injuries.
“Two locally-made single-barrelled guns and 78 live cartridges were recovered from them.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, who commended his men for the prompt response to the distress call, appealed to members of the public, especially hospitals, to quickly inform the Police if they see anybody with gunshot injuries in their area.”