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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 13 January 2022


Fleeing robber shoots colleague in Ondo

Amotekun Amotekun

A member of a three-man gang has shot his colleague dead while fleeing from operatives of the Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps.

The robbers had successfully robbed passengers travelling from Lagos to Abuja at Ifira-Akoko axis of Akoko South East Local Government Area until Amotekun operatives responded to a distress call and engaged them in a gun duel.

One of the robbers was said to have angrily shot one of his colleagues but they were later arrested.

Commander of Ondo Amotekun Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, who paraded the suspects and items recovered from them, said the robber was shot by his colleague to conceal a secret.

He said the 18 passengers were immediately given first aid treatment.

Adetunji said: “After a pursuit, we found out that the vehicle veered into the bush and men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency followed suit and at the end of the day, when we caught up with the robbers they opened fire on our men and thereafter, we were able to apprehend two of them.

“One of the armed robbers was angry with the other one for leaving traces and fired his colleagues in the thigh. We knew he was trying to conceal some facts and our men quickly rushed the injured one to a nearby hospital where he later gave up the ghost. But the ring leader and the accomplice of the robbery gang we were able to apprehend.