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Friday, October 22, 2021

Armed Robber Incidentally Shoots Colleague After Operation

One person simply identified as Kehinde had been reportedly dead during an armed robbers attack on Thursday morning at Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa local government area of Ondo state.

Eye witness said the incident happened at a POS centre, Apata street,Okitipupa where two suspected armed robbers struck at the centre.

It was learnt that the two suspected armed robbers who came for operation with weapons carried themselves on motorcycle and escaped after the attack.

However, in the process of fleeing the POS attendant raised an alarm which attracted residents and passers-by who vigorously chased the suspected hoodlums.

The suspects, noticing the huge crowd pursuing them, shot into the air to disperse the crowd, but the bullets incidentally hit one of them on the head.

It was learnt that men of the Nigeria Police Force, Okitipupa Division, recovered from the dead suspect two guns (life cartridge), the stolen bag from the POS centre and the cloth belonging to the colleague who was arrested in his hideout in one of the streets in Okitipupa.

Sources said the dead suspect was a notorious armed robber who had been terrorising residents in the community.

The suspect’s corpse had been deposited at the mortuary at State Hospital, Okitipupa by the Police.



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