Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two robbery suspects while operating at Sagamu interchange area of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the early hours of Saturday 27th February, 2021.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest in a statement gave the names of the suspects as Solomon Aghofure, a 30-year-old indigene of Delta State and Emmanuel Mathew, a 37- year- old indigene of Abia State.

Mr Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested on the fateful day when the police patrol team of Sagamu Division were on routine patrol of the expressway at about 1.30 am.

He added that the suspects and their gang who had already positioned themselves at the interchange in readiness for attack on the commuters and motorists plying the road, opened fire on the passing patrol team led by the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu, CSP Okiki Agunbiade.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that the team engaged them in shoot -out at the end of which one of them sustained gunshot injuries and was subsequently apprehended.

He said other members of the gang escaped into the bush abandoning their operational vehicle.

The command spokesman added that the bush was thoroughly combed from where the other suspect was also arrested.

Mr Oyeyemi said a police corporal attached to the team also sustained gunshot injuries on his leg and was rushed to hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Ajogun  has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta for discreet investigation.

 He also directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to justice. Net/Tiamiyu

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