The Ogun State Police Command on Sunday announced the arrest of two injured armed robbers, who had escaped after a gun-battle with an anti-crime patrol team in Ogijo, Shagamu Local Government Area, a border town with Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Public Relations Officer of the command, Prince Muyiwa Adejobi, a deputy suprintendent of Police, in a statemement said, “The Anti-Crime Patrol Team attached to Ogijo Divisional Headquarters led by the Divisional Police Officer, Superintendent of Police Toyin Afolaogun, has arrested two fleeing injured armed robbers after a fierce gun duel between the police and the hoodlums on Thursday in Lagos Hospital barely two days after the encounter.
“The aggressive investigation instituted by the Commissioner of Police CP Ikemefuna Okoye into the incident that occurred at Ogijo in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State led to the discovery and arrest of these suspects, who are on danger list, on Saturday around 7am while receiving treatment in a Lagos Hospital.
“The armed robbers had engaged the police in a gun duel on Thursday in Ogijo and this left one of the robbers dead after the battle; while the hoodlums took away a police rifle from an injured police corporal but was immediately recovered with additional three locally made pistols and other offensive weapons by the same Divisional Police Officer Ogijo Division, Toyin Afolaogun,with the help of members of the public in his jurisdiction.
“The arrested suspects, Oladeji Sherif and Akinbami Owode,(they are in their 20s) are still receiving treatment in the hospital and will be taken to the state CID Eleweran Abeokuta for further investigation. They will soon appear in court.
“The Commissioner of Police has once again appreciated the support the police command enjoys from the good and ever conscious people of Ogun State and vowed to maintain the good tempo of modern and effective policing of the Gateway State.
“He also assured the public that all the arrested armed robbers and hoodlums in Ogun state will face the full wrath of the law as no case will be left unconcluded or swept under the carpet in his command.”