Armed Robbers on Sunday attacked cattle sellers travelling along Siun-Owode-Abeokuta highway.By Oladimeji Kayode
Armed Robbers on Sunday attacked cattle sellers travelling along Siun-Owode-Abeokuta dual highway which links the Lagos-Sagamu-Benin Expressway.
The robbers laid siege on the vehicle conveying the traders from Lagos to Aiyetoro town in Ogun State. They made off with the money the cattle sellers intended to trade with.
The bandits had seized the opportunity of the lapses of the police patrol team situated at Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state, and successfully robbed the traders at gun point.
By the time the police arrived the scene, the bandits had concluded operations. The police however claimed that some of the bandits escaped with bullets wounds after they were chased and shot by police officers
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident. According to him,the robbery operation was in conjunction with informants among the traders.
Mr. Adejobi said some of bandits escaped into a nearby bush with bullets wound. He asked health institutions to report any patient with bullet wounds.
The police spokesperson said the police are liaising with members of the public to apprehend the robbers.
He said the policemen attached to the Siun-Owode Abeokuta highway, have been chided by the state’s Commissioner of Police for dereliction of duty.