Suspected robber killed in Ibadan during shootout with Police …other escapes with bullet wounds


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Nemesis caught up with a suspected armed robber in Ibadan when he met his death during a shoot out with men of the Oyo State Police Command patrol team.
The suspected armed robbers were said to have matcheted one of the victims and collected N48, 000 and jewelries worth over N150,000
New Nigerian gathered that some of the suspected armed robbers escaped with various degree of injuries during the shootout said to have occured at about 02:45am on Saturday at Tipper garage in Akingbade Alakia area of Ibadan.
According to the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Adekunle AJisebutu, men of the state patrol team upon a distress call of a robbery attack stormed the area   and that the suspected armed robbers on sighting the policemen resolved into shooting sporadically at police patrol team.
DSP Ajisebutu added that following the firing of gunshots on the patrol team by the armed robbers, the patrol team swiftly responded leading to exchange of gunshots during which one of the armed robbers was killed.
“The policemen on night patrol acted on the distressed call made to police by members of the public whom happen to be a landlord in the area,and immediately we received the call our men were asked to go there to maintain peace and order in the area, but on sighting the policemen the suspected armed robbery gang started shooting sporadically at police,then policemen has no option than to replied them by shooting back at them which later resulted in killing one of them on the spot and some escaped into the nearest bush with gun injuries”.
The PPRO however pleaded with the people of the state to be vigilant and report anyone with bullet wound in any hospital to the police.
DSP Ajisebutu urged the people of the state to be ready to give the police useful information to make the state crime free,saying,” we urged all members of the public to give useful information  that will assist the Police in their tracking down the suspects”
Items said to be found on the suspected armed robber included  one cut-to-size locally made pistol, some life cartridge, some phones and money belonging to victims of the robbery incident.


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