Operatives of the Ogun State police command on Sunday 25th of July 2021 apprehended two armed robbery suspects during a robbery operation in Agbara area of Ado Odo Ota Local Government of Ogun State.
The suspects, Olanrewaju Sikiru, 28, and Olayemi Obisesan, 25, were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer of Agbara Division, SP Saleh Dahiru, at about 1:30 am that armed robbers had invaded Area 8 OPIC Estate, Agbara, and were terrorizing the residents of the estate.
According to the command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the DPO quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene.
On sighting the policemen, the robbers opened fire on them and the team retaliated. At the end of the encounter, two amongst the robbers were arrested with gunshot injuries, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.
“On interrogation, the arrested suspects informed the police that they came all the way from Lalupon area of Ibadan in Oyo State to join others in Agbara for the robbery operation,” Oyeyemi said.
Items recovered from them include two double barrel locally made pistols, 12 live cartridges, two expended cartridges, two Hp laptops, 18 different phones, N14,590 and one Bajaj motorcycle with registration number DGB 411 VY.
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has commended the quick response of his men to distress call, and has ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.
He also appealed to members of the public, especially hospitals, to notify the police if anybody with gunshot injury is seen in their area.