An armed robber lost his life in a gun duel with operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Ogun just as the remaining four gang members escaped by the whiskers, but not without trails of gun-shot injuries…
The gangsters had, according to the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, invaded a building of twelve flats within the Ibara Housing Estate in Abeokuta metropolis.
The fully armed robbers were said to had stormed the building at about 1:00am today, Friday, November 9, 2018, and were already dispossessing occupants of one of the flats of their valuables when the law of retribution caught up with them.
A co-inhabitant of the robbers-besieged building was said to had sent a distress call to the police, to which the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, promptly directed the officer in charge of FSARS, SP Uba Adams, to quickly move to the scene and rescue the situation.
“The operatives of FSARS swiftly moved to the scene and were engaged in a fierce gun battle by the armed bandits, at the end of which one of the gang members was shot dead while others escaped with various degrees of gunshot injuries”, the PPRO said .
The Police spokesman further stated in a press release made available to Crimepuzzle that victims of the robbery incident jubilated and praised the operatives of the FSARS for their prompt response to the distress call.
According to him, items recovered at scene comprised GSM handsets, four laptops, computers, wallets and some other valuables, belonging to the residents of the compound.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang with the view to bringing them to justice within the shortest possible time. He equally warned criminals to stop testing the Command’s resolve and will-power in crime fighting as they will always meet their waterloo whenever and wherever they operate within the State”, the PPRO stated.