The Ogun State police spokesperson said the police also recovered N1.2 million from the suspects.
The Ogun State Police Command said it shot dead three armed robbery suspects and recovered stolen N1.2 million from the gang at the weekend.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said this to PREMIUM TIMES. He said the suspects were caught in the act of robbing the owner of a shopping complex in Otta, Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of the state.
He said the police engaged the thieves in a fierce gun battle that lasted for thirty minutes and killed three of the suspects instantly while two of them escaped with bullet wounds.
“Ogun State Police Command again added a feather to its cap on Saturday 6th July 2013 when its men encountered some suspected armed robbers who were caught in the act of robbing the owner of Agarau Shopping Complex in Otta, Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State,” Mr. Adejobi said.
The police spokesperson said the robbers had earlier robbed the owner of the complex of N1.2 million and injured some customers before police anti-robbery team attached to Onipanu division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Oyeniyi Yemi, arrived the scene.
Mr. Adejobi said the police also recovered one locally made double barrelled pistol, one triple barrelled Ghana made pistol, one single barrelled locally made gun, four live cartridges, two expended cartridges and a motorcycle.
He appealed to the public for help in apprehending the suspects that escaped.
“The command hereby calls for the help of the general public to fish out the fleeing injured robbers who have equally been placed under surveillance,” he said.
He also said the command will make sure that hoodlums do not operate freely in the state; and assured Ogun residents of safety of lives and property.
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