- The police in Ondo killed the gang leader of a robbery gang
- The gang leader and his members were attacked during their operation in Ore
- The police said the rest would be arraigned before court
One of the most-wanted armed robber in Ondo state, Bukola Adeoye, who is also known as Agbara has been gunned down by the police following a gun battle.
According to Sahara Reporters, Agbara was killed during a robbery operation in the Ore area of Ondo state.
Gbenga Adeyanju who is the state commissioner of police confirmed the demise of the gang leader. He said Agbara had earlier escaped detention before he was eventually killed.
He said: "On the 17th day of July, 2018 at about 0900hrs, Detectives from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Akure, received information that the escaped armed robbery suspects from SARS office, Akure, one Bukola Adeoye A.K.A. Agbara ‘M’ and one Rotimi Adeyeye ‘M’ were taking cover in the house of one Loveth Ogbu ‘F’.
"A team of detectives swooped in on the said Loveth Ogbu ‘f’ and arrested her, on their interrogation, she confessed that the escaped armed robbery suspects were in Ore.
"Based on the confession, detectives mobilized to Ore and arrested one Felix Eteti ‘M' aged 27 years of Ebenezer Street, Sabo, Ore, who was a member of the gang."
"So, detectives trailed them to the Christ Foundation Primary School in Ore and on sighting them, the robbers opened fire and engaged them in a gun duel. One of the armed robbery suspects, one Bukola Adeoye, aka 'agbara', who has been on our wanted list, sustained gunshot injury on his right leg.”
The police confirmed that the suspect died in the hospital where he was receiving treatment.
Other suspects would be arraigned before the court to face judgement for their actions.
The police recovered a cut-to-size gun, three cutlasses, one empty shell and four live cartridges.
Meanwhile, a police officer serving with the police command in Nasarawa state was shot dead by suspected armed robbers along Akwanga-Wamba road in the state.
The police public relations officer, Samaila Usman, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday, July 18, in Lafia.
Usman said: “The police patrol along the axis on July 15 ran into a road block mounted by the suspected criminals and a gun battle ensued."
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