by Isi Esene
A gang of armed robbers attacked several houses in the Agbado area of Ogun State in the early hours of Wednesday succeeding in carting away valuables belonging to the residents.
The robbers were reported to have arrived the area around 3am raiding four streets in an operation which lasted over two hours.
A victim of the robbery attack spoke with the press saying, “Around 3am, a gang of robbers stormed our area and started shooting sporadically. They went to Akera, Oyetedo, and Oluosun Streets. They robbed up to seven houses, carting away money, jewellery, and other valuables. Some of the residents, including an official of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, were beaten up by the bandits.
“Around 5am, the robbers attempted to escape but some policemen accosted them. The bandits managed to escape but they left some of the valuables behind, mostly mobile phones.”
Ogun State police public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the robbery incident, he said the police was able to recover some of the stolen properties from the robber.
“The incident did happen but the police encountered them but the robbers escaped with bullet wounds. We hereby appeal to members of the public to report anybody seen with bullet wound in the area.
“We (police) were able to recover 29 mobile phones, a plasma television and other valuables and the area commander, Ota, has ordered his men to beef up security,” Adejobi said.
Agbado community is located on the boundary between Lagos and Ogun State.