Four armed robbers perish in accident after operation


It was a bad end of the road for four armed robbery suspects who all lost their lives in a ghastly auto accident along the Idanre Road in Akure, the Ondo State capital while trying to escape from the police after a robbery operation few days ago.

According to reports, the dare-devil robbers were being given a hot pursuit by the police who responded to the distress call of the people and their get-away vehicle crashed into the fence of a church, killing all of them on the spot.

The report added that the suspects had participated in robbery operations in different parts of the state and were about escaping with their loot when the accident too place.
The suspects had reportedly killed two policemen in Ifedore local government area of the state, abducted some victims of their attacks and kept them in a bush on Owo-Benin Road.
Giving details of what led to their death, the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Eke, said the suspects had attacked some victims on Idanre Road before his men went after them.
Eke said while trying to escape with their loot, which included a Hilux van, the suspects crashed into the fence of a church and died immediately.
He added that the police men pursuing them evacuated their bodies to the mortuary.
The police chief commended the men of the command for their resilience and doggedness during the month. He promised that the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty would be compensated.


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