The escaped member of an armed robbery gang who shot and injured the former DPO Ogbere, Mr. Adeyinka Akingbade has been shot dead during an encounter with police operatives at Ijebu Ife in the 25th of December 2017.
The suspect who escaped arrest and fled to Delta state after shooting the DPO has been on the wanted list and the Command has been on his trail since then.
Luck however ran against him on Christmas day when police operatives received information that he was sighted in a beer parlour at Itawade area of Ijebu Ife.
Upon the information, the policemen swiftly moved to the place, but before getting there, he has left the place. He was however traced to his in law house where the police operatives caught up with him.
Having realized that the game is up, he brought out a pistol and started firing at the policemen.
The operatives were left with no other alternative than to fire back consequence upon which he was shot dead.
Recovered from him are a locally made pistol, a matchet, assorted charms and a Toyota Highlander with two different registration numbers.
It will be recalled that the former DPO Ogbere was shot and seriously injured by the gang during one of their robbery operation at Itele Ijebu where the DPO has gone to engage them in gun battle.
The injured officer is still recuperating in the hospital till date.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has commended the resilience of his men in making sure that the last member of the gang was finally brought down.
He therefore noted that this is a warning signal to any would be criminal that no crime committed in Ogun State will go undetected.
ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi,
PPRO, Ogun State Police Command.