Suspected Armed gangs that are also known to be cultist along owode with a location in ikorodu met their Waterloo yesterday when operatives of the Lagos state police command engaged them in a fierce gun duel that ended up consuming the life of one of the assailants during exchange of bullets.
Acting on a tip-off coming from a well-meaning citizen to the Divisional police officer in charge of owode Onirin, a location in ikorodu metropolis essentially changed the game for the terror gang who had at about 1840hrs of same day stabbed a 32 years old Sylvester chikwendu, suspected to a rival cult member to death
In a statement made available to urban express news online through the police public relation officer, CSP chike Oti said; after receiving a tip-off, the divisional police officer mobilized a crack team to Thomas bus-stop along owode where a dual carriageway was narrowed to singular carriage with the understanding of getting a clear description of the gangs operational car.
He said when the gang approached the police zone; they became desperate and opened fire on the operatives in their last ditched effort to evade arrest, eliciting an immediate response from the team.
“Engaging them in a gun duel, one of them bowed to death, owing to bullets wound sustained during the fight while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds’’.
Items recovered include operational vehicle, a Toyota Camry saloon car without a registration plate, and one pump action, one locally made revolver pistol, one locally made single barrel, five live 9mm calibre ammunition, three live cartridges, two expended cartridges, two cutlasses, charm juju and assorted clothing.
‘’The Lagos state commissioner of police Mr Imohimi Edgal says the quick resolution of a crime that started at Alapere, should signal criminal elements that the security in place in the state is virtually impregnable.
‘’Now that the ember month has come, police personnel serving in the state are under firm instruction to decisively subdue perpetrators of violent crime’’.
Adding that healthcare professionals including native doctors and other caregivers, to be on the lookout for patients with gunshot wounds and inform the police within two hours of commencement of treatment in line with the compulsory treatment of victims of gunshot Act