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Police dislodge robbers on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

22 May 2014, 21:32

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.

 - NAN

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