Suspected leader of a robbery gang, known as Mungo Park, has been shot dead by operatives of Ogun State Policemen.
The suspected robber, who shot and injured a former Divisional Police Officer of Ogbere area of the state, Adeyinka Akingbade was said to have been killed during a face-off between him and the police.
According to a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspected robber was killed on the Christmas day after engaging police in a gun battle.
It will be recalled that a three man robbery gang attacked the DPO sometimes in September when they were bursted in an hotel room.
A member of the gang, Ganiyu Wasiu, had since been arrested and confessed to the crime while Mungo Park disappeared into the tin air.
Oyeyemi, also said the gang leader had been on the wanted list of the police before being sighted at a bear parlour in Itawade area of Ijebu Ife.
According to him, the suspect moved away from the spot before he was later traced to his in-law house where the police caught up with him.
On sighting the police, Oyeyemi said, the suspect brought out his gun and engaged the security team before he was shot dead.
The statement read: The suspect who escaped arrest and fled to Delta state after shooting the DPO has been on the wanted list and the command has been on his trail since then.
“Luck however ran against him on Christmas day when police operatives received an information that he was sighted in a beer parlour at Itawade area of Ijebu Ife.
“Upon the information, the policemen swiftly moved to the place, but before getting there, he has left the place. He was however traced to his in- law house where the police operatives caught up with him.
“Having realized that the game is up, he brought out a pistol and started firing at the policemen, the operatives were left with no other alternative than to fire back consequence upon which he was shot dead.”
According to the police, a locally made pistol, a machete, assorted charms and a Toyota Highlander with two different registration numbers were recovered from him.