Abeokuta - The Ogun Police Command on Wednesday said it dislodged some robbers who had blocked the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at Fidiwo area.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
The statement said the robbers were dislodged on Tuesday at about 8.00 a.m. by the anti robbery team attached to the Ishara Division.
It added that the team, which was led by ASP Mosho Akapo, had responded to a distress call sent to the police.
The statement said that when the robbers sighted the police team, they opened fire.
"The team, as expected, responded with a superior fire power before the robbers fled into the nearby bus.
"When the bush was combed, three single-barrel guns, a dane gun, one English double barrel pistol with number 101 and some ammunition were recovered from the site.
"Also, traces of blood were noticed along a foot path in the area," the statement said.
It also said the anti-crime patrol team of the Odogbolu Division of the command on Monday recovered a luxury bus which was snatched while bound for Port Harcourt.
"Some armed men who were suspected to be robbers had blocked the Sagamu-Benin Expressway with a truck at Odogbolu area and snatched the luxury bus marked LSD 235 XJ with its passengers.
"The police team gave them a hot chase which compelled them to abandon the bus and fled into the bush. The bus was recovered with the occupants unhurt,’’ the statement said.
It quoted the state Commissioner of Police, Okoye Ikemefuna, as ordering the Department of Criminal Investigation to look into the matter.
"We can't just see it as a robbery incident but we need to widen the scope of our investigation in order to have clear insight into the incident,’’ he said.
Ikemefuna, according to the statement, said the command would not relent in its bid to make the state safe for residents and those on transit within its borders.
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