One dead, others flee as Police, armed robbers engage in gun duel,

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Operatives of Ogun Police Command Friady shot dead a suspected member of five-man robbery syndicate at Ibara housing estate area of Abeokuta metropolis.

The incident occurred at 1 am on Friday when the armed suspected members of gang reportedly invaded a compound housing twelve flats and began to dispossess the occupants of their valuable properties.

It was further gathered that in the course of their operation, the police received a distress call from a neighbour, a development which made the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu dispatched the Officer in charge of FSARS, Uba Adams.

A statement made available by the Command Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the operatives upon arrival at the scene engaged the hoodlums in a gun battle, leading to killing of a member, while others “escaped with various degrees of gunshot injuries.”

The items recovered from the gang include GSM handsets, 4 laptops computers, wallets and other valuables belonging to the residents of the compound.

Abimbola added that the Commissioner of Police had “ordered for massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang with the view to bringing them to justice within the shortest possible time.”

He equally quoted Iliyasu to have warned criminals “to stop testing the Command’s resolve and willpower in crime fighting as they will always meet their waterloo whenever and wherever they operate within the State.”

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