Robber kills colleague during robbery operation

The popular saying that death is the wages of sin at the weekend became a reality for a member of a robbery gang in Ogijo town of Ogun State, as he (robber) was erroneously shot dead by one of his colleagues during an operation.

PREMIUM TIMES reliably gathered that a three-man armed robbery gang had on Saturday attacked the home of one Mojeed Jamiu in Ogijo at about 1 a.m. to rob him of his valuables at gunpoint, but in the course of the operation, one of the robbers misfired and hit his partner in crime.

The shot robber reportedly slumped and died immediately, a development, which caused confusion for other colleagues, but had no choice than to abandoned him there and fled the scene.

The robbery victim later reported the incident to the police.

Our reporter further reliably gathered that, the bandits hurried away, leaving behind some of the dangerous items brought for the operation, which include one locally made double barrel gun, and three expended cartridges.

The Divisional Police Officer of Ogijo Police Station, Toyin Afolaogun, later led his men to the scene, with the removal of the corpse of the robber which was later deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital{OSUTH], Sagamu.

When contacted, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, adding that the command would still arrest the runaway colleagues of the deceased bandit.

In a related development, the police have dislodged a cult group in Ogun State College of Technology, Ilese, Ijebu-Ode, while two of them, Musediku Idris, a 400-level student, and Bilikisu Jimoh a fake student of the institution were arrested.

The police spokesperson said the students were arrested with the cooperation of the school Management, adding that all hands were on deck to fight against cultism in the state.


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