By Nkasi Kolie
SECURITY REPORTERS.com investigation has revealed that the private security guard reportedly killed during the weekend at the Ipamesan area of Sango Ota, Ogun State was shot dead by armed robbers. The guard was attached to a company in the area.
It was gathered from sources that the robbers stormed the community in the early hours of Saturday but they were repelled by men of Ogun State Police Command who engaged them in a gun battle .When the smoke settled, one of the robbers was arrested while others escaped with bullet injuries.
Confirming the attack to SECURITY RRPORTERS.com, the Ogun State Police Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, c
said “This followed a distress call, received by the DPO Sango Ota Divisional Headquarters, that robbers were operating at Ipamesan area, and that they had already buggled a warehouse in the area.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO, CSP Godwin Idehai, quickly mobilized his patrol team, and moved to the scene. On sighting the policemen, the robbers,who had snatched two vehicles from different locations, took to flight, but were hotly chased by the policemen. On getting to Joju area, and realising the determination of the patrol team to subdue them, they decided to engage the policemen in gun battle.
The spokesman further confirmed that due to the superior firepower of the policemen, the robbers abandoned the two robbed vehicles, a Lexus RS 330 with registration number FKJ 691 FW snatched from one Dosumu Kazeem, and a Toyota Matrix with registration number MUS 835 FW snatched from one Ibrahim Lateef, and took to their heels. The team pursued them,, and
one of the robbers, later identified as Henry Obe was arrested in the process.
“It was later discovered, that the hoodlums have shot a guard attached to a warehouse owned by one Yinka Oduwale, before breaking into the said warehouse and looted it. The guard was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
Items recovered from them are: one long gun, 41 laptops, 2DVD players, 2 phones, 3 tablets gadgets, one Lexus RS 330 with registration number FKJ 691 FW and Toyota Matrix with registration number MUS 835 FW.
“Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation. He also directed the crack detectives, to go after the remaining members of the gang, with the view to bring them to justice within the shortest possible period”.