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Armed robbers attack hotel, shoot police officer, security guards in Ogun



Suspected armed robbers on Friday shot a police inspector and two security guards during an attack on a hotel, Remo Majestic, in the Sagamu local government area of Ogun State.

The spokesperson for the state police command, Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the incident in a statement in Abeokuta, said the police officer was shot during a gun duel between the operatives and the armed robbers in the area.

She added that the police officer and the guards are currently receiving treatment at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) in Sagamu.

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Odutola said: “At about 0100hrs a distress call was received by Acpol Sagamu that armed hoodlums were operating at Remo Majestic Hotel in Sagamu. Based on the report a combined team of policemen were mobilized to the scene.

“Immediately the hoodlums sighted the policemen, they opened sporadic firing while the policemen engaged the hoodlums. Two of the hoodlums were fatally wounded while others escaped into a nearby bush with bullet wounds.

“Items recovered from the robbers included two locally-made single barrel guns, four unexpended cartridges, 13 expended cartridges, one big scissors, 10 Android Phones, one Java phone, and a white Toyota Venza Car with registration number BWR 123DD Abuja among items.”

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