The Ogun State Police Command said it shot dead a member of a robbery gang on Wednesday on the Sagamu – Benin Expressway.
The command said the gang blocked a section of the expressway in the Ogbere area and attempted to rob a luxury bus belonging to Young Shall Grow Motors .
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Abimbola Oyeyemi , said a distress call was made to the police at the Ogbere division .
“ This prompted the Divisional Police Officer , John Okon, to lead the anti -robbery squad in the division to the scene , where they engaged the bandits in a gun duel .
“ At the end of the encounter , one of the suspects was shot dead, while others fled, ” he said .
Oyeyemi , a Deputy Superintendent of Police, added that items recovered from the gang were a locally – made gun , a toy pistol and some charms .
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, expressed satisfaction over the performance of his men and ordered a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang .
“ The CP assures members of the public that their security is guaranteed all the time ,” Abimbola said .