Two dreaded armed robbers who shot and injured the Divisional Police Officer of Ogbere Police Division in Ogun State have been arrested on Thursday.
According to information by the police, the leader of the gang was killed during a shootout with the police. The DPO, CSP Adeyinka Akingbade, was shot after he led policemen in his division to a robbery scene at a hotel in Itele-Ijebu. He was said to have been ambushed by the robbers and shot at a close range.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, on receiving the information about the attack on the DPO, gave a marching order to the Officer-in-Charge, FSARS, DSP Uba Adam, to fish out the hoodlums within 24 hours.
“The FSARS team swung into action immediately and their effort paid off after six hours when the hideout of the robbers was located
The spokesman for the police added that two AK-47 rifles with 120 rounds of ammunition were recovered at the hideout of the robbers.
The police appealed to members of the public, especially hospital workers, to report anybody seen with gunshot injuries to the police.
“He noted that the Ogbere division’s DPO was one of the best performing DPOs in the command. He prayed for his quick recovery,” the PPRO added.