The Ogun State Police Command have arrested a suspected armed robber in the Sango area of the state after a gun battle between men of the State Police Command and gang of some dare devil armed robbers at the Ipamesan area on Saturday.
The state police command spokesman DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, States that the Divisional Police Officer of Sango Ota received a distress call that the armed men were burgling a warehouse in the area and the DPO, Godwin Idehai, quickly mobilised his patrol team, and moved to the scene.
According to the police spokesperson “On sighting the policemen, the robbers,who had snatched two vehicles from different locations, took to flight, but were hotly chased by the policemen”.
“On getting to Joju area, and realising the determination of the patrol team to subdue them, they decided to engage the policemen in a gun battle.”
Oyeyemi explained that the gunmen abandoned the two robbed vehicles snatched from one Ibrahim Lateef, and took to their heels. They were however pursued by the police operatives.
The police spokesman identified the suspected armed robber as Henry Obe, adding that efforts were ongoing to apprehend his accomplices.
Items recovered from them are one long gun, 41 laptops, 2DVD players, two phones, three tablets gadgets, one Lexus RS 330 with registration number FKJ 691 FW and Toyota Matrix with registration number MUS 835 FW.