Gallant police DPO engages criminals in shootout, sustains gunshot injuries

Nigerian police force
Nigerian police force

A gang of armed robbers on Wednesday shot the Divisional Police Officer of Ogbere Police Station in Ogun State, Akingbade Adeyinka.

The police officer had led a team to apprehend the suspects in a hotel located in Itele town along Sagamu-Benin Expressway, when the robbers launched a deadly attack.

The robbers were said to have lodged in the hotel, in preparation to carry out operations in the area. The police acting on a tip-off stormed the hotel to arrest the suspects.

Mr. Adeyinka reportedly had four bullets wound and has since been rushed to a hospital.

A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that as a result of the severity of the injuries, the victim was first rushed to Babcock Hospital, Ilishan and had to be wheeled into the theatre for a major surgery.

He was said to have been operated on by four consultants who carried out successful removal of the bullets.

As at the time of this report, the victim had been moved to intensive care unit of the hospital, where he was said to be responding to treatment.

After the shootout, the robbers fled the scene, shooting sporadically. As many motorists and residents fled the scene, the bandits snatched a Toyota Sienna car and escaped with it, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

But in swift response, officials of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, with support of local vigilante chased the robbers and subsequently arrested two of them.

Our sources also disclosed that other gang members escaped with bullet wounds, while as at the time filing this report, police were said to be getting closer to arresting the fleeing members of the gang.

When contacted, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, adding that the shot police officer was responding to treatment.

“The police officer is now in stable condition, and we have arrested two of the armed robbers,” he said. “We also recovered the gun snatched from him, as well as another AK47 gun and ammunitions. We are on the trail of other fleeing gang members.”


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  • 0tile

    Thusspokez ati mufu ola, stop sending your gang to terrorize innocent Ogun citizens. One day Oduduwa land will be free.

    Long live Biafra
    Long live Oduduwa Republic
    Death to Fulani oppressors

    • Shahokaya

      The arrested robberi were as usual from the land of Biafraud. Yoruba land will soon be free of these child factories products.

      • ed

        Where’s the name and tribe of the arrested armed robbers.
        The criminals are usually combination of all tribes.

        • Shahokaya

          Ask your hero otile!

      • Otile

        Write your trash in ede Yoruba, your English does not make sense. Shameless illiterate.

        • Shahokaya

          Not surprising at all, I know you have not finished your daily dose. I have no time for a retarded drug addict.

  • ed

    Police should always prepare for back up when dealing with armed robbers. We need overwhelming force.

  • Sam

    Was he alone? If it is then maybe he went to demand a share of the operation . Just thinking aloud though, lol

  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    Thank you DPO Adeyinka. You are a true patriot, and a scourge to the terror visited on Nigeria by rotten leadership. And may the Lord fast-track your recovery