By EMMANUEL EDOM
Police Operatives from Isheri- Osun Division have smashed a notorious armed robbery gang that specialises in trailing victims from bank and markets.
The four man interstate robbery gang were said to have been trailed to their hide out located at Isheri-Osun on June, 16th, 2018, through reliable information and intelligence made available to the Divisional Police Officer (Dpo), Superintendent of Police, Rafiu Akinlade, from members of the public.
Our correspondent gathered that when the DPO led his operative to the remote location in Isheri- Osun to confront the robbers, they met them sharing the money looted from their last operation.
On sighting the police, the robbers were said to have engaged the operatives in a gun duel but sensing the Police superior fire- power, three of the robbers were said to have escaped scaling through the fence, while the fourth member of the gang identified as Onwulogu Micheal was nabbed.
It was gathered that the gang that has been terrorising some part of Alimosho Local Government Area for sometimes now, had rented an apartment in a remote part of Isheri-Osun, where they converge to share their loot.
Our source also revealed that the four man inter state robbery gang resides in Oyo state and the Eastern part of the country from where they come to rob in Lagos
The 24 years old suspect, who our source said has been transferred to the Special Anti Robbery Squad, ( SARS), Ikeja, for further investigation, was said to have denied participating in the last operation but confirmed that his gang work with information before they operate.
A locally made gun cut to size, was said to have been recovered from the suspect.
When the DPO was contacted, he declined comment and referred our correspondent to the Police Public Relations Officer, for confirmation.