A robbery gang numbering about 12 on Friday about 2 a.m attacked five communities in Ijoko Otta Ifo, local Government area, Ogun state, seven days after writing the residents a threatening letter warning them of an impending attack.
The robbers raided Oluke, Okugbolu, Sonekan, Seriki Onireke and Oyero communities but where stopped by the Police Anti-Robbery team from Agbado Police Station who responded to a distress call.
They opened fire on sighting the police which led to a gun battle between the police and the robbers leading to the death of five of the robbers, according to PM News.
One of the robbers was, however, arrested, while the other six escaped.
On July 24, it was reported that the armed robbers wrote a letter to residents of Elerinko Estate in Ijoko-Ota in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State warning the residents to make cash available when they invade the community.
Meanwhile he arrested member of the gang, 27-year-old Rasheed Olajide, 27, a native of Adatan Abeokuta told PM News that their leader who led the operation is a popular land grabber and lives in the area, adding that they were rounding off their operation when the police arrived.
Items recovered from the robbers include three motorcycles without registration numbers used for the operation, two locally made short guns, three laptops, 22 stolen mobile phones, jewellery, N85,000, and 20 rounds of live cartridges
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