Police operatives in Lagos have enacted their superior fire power over dare devil armed robbers, as they subdued a gang of bandits during a gun duel.
The operatives, led by the Divisional Police Officer DPO Sabo division. CSP J.Ibe eventually succeeded in arresting three out of the bandits, while others escaped with gun shot injuries.
to the teeth, had invaded a store located at the address and burgled several items estimated at about 1milluon naira.
Following a distress call, the DPO was said to have led the operatives to the scene of ‘the incident which occurred at about 1.00am on Tuesday 19th February 2019, where they engaged the bandits in a shot out.
On sighting the cops, the bandits were said to have sped off in their operational vehicle, a mercury villager Space Wagon, with Reg. No. PG 393 AAA parked in front of the store.
However, it was learnt that the robbers were given a hot chase by the Police operatives, which prompted the occupants of the bus to opened fire at the team.
The policemen were said to have fired back at them and in the process, the bus stopped abruptly, falling into a ditch.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos Command Subairu Muazu confirmed the incident at a press briefing Thursday at the command headquarter in Ikeja.
He hinted that one of the hoodlums, Paul Ozurumba, who sustained bullet injury on the right leg was arrested at the scene, while others escaped with bullet wounds.
Muazu added that three big sacks containing different sizes of shoes, bags, clothes and other items were recovered from him and was immediately arrested and taken to the station.
During a search conducted in his house, the police boss said refrigerators, pharmaceutical drugs, bale of underwear, Televisions and other properties suspected to have been stolen, were recovered from him.
He said that the suspect’s confessional statement led to the arrest of the other, adding that they have all confessed to the crime.
His words, ” On Tuesday, being February 19, 2019, at about 0100hrs, the Divisional Police Officer, Sabo Division received a distress call that some hoodlums were burgling a store at No.11 Oweh Street, Jibowu
The Officer led a team of Policemen to confront the hoodlums. On getting close to the scene, they sighted a mercury villager Space Wagon, with Reg. No. PG 393 AAA parked in front of the store.
However, the hoodlums, on seeing the approaching Police team, sped off, driving against traffic (one way) in their desperation to evade arrest.
They were however, given a hot chase by the Police Operatives as a result, the occupants of the bus started firing at the team.
The Policemen fired back at them and in the process, the bus stopped abruptly, falling into a ditch. Some of the robbers escaped with bullet wounds but one of them who sustained bullet injury on the right leg was found with three big sacks containing different sizes of shoes, bags, clothes and other items. He was arrested and taken to the station.
A search warrant was executed in his house and the following items, ranging refrigerators, pharmaceutical drugs, bale of underwear, Televisions and other properties suspected to have been stolen, were recovered from him.
Meanwhile, two other members of his gang, namely, Stanley Sungalome and Michael Agbunwor have been arrested and they confessed to having committed crime”.