Robber Shot Dead


The anti-robbery squad of the Denton Police Station this morning shot a suspected armed robber and arrested another.

The third member of the three-man gang escaped during the shootout between the gang and the police.

The incident, it was learnt, happened at Glover Junction, Ebute Metta, when the gang of three, who were in an unregistered Toyota Camry, ran into the officers while on stop and search routine at 5.3oa.m.

On sighting the policemen, the robbers were said to have opened fire at them. This led to a shoot out between them for about 10 minutes until one of  the robbers was gunned down.

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Items recovered from the robbers include one locally made pistol and a revolver.

The arrested suspect, who was said to be seriously injured, is being interogated at the police station at the time of filing this report.

—Paul Iyoghojie

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