by Linda Ikeji
An attack by some gunmen at a filling station in Akure, Ondo state’s capital on Tuesday June 23, left one person dead.
The state’s police spokesperson, Tee-Leo Ikoro said a filling station along Oba-Ile Road area of the city was attacked late in the night on Tuesday. Though the gunmen did not succeed in robbing the filling station, the incident however led to pandemonium with people scampering for safety.
Two suspects were arrested not far from the scene of the incident in connection to the crime, while two other suspects who escaped are being trailed by the police. A rifle, a dane gun, some cartridges and live ammunition were recovered from the two arrested suspects.
“With the intervention of policemen, two of the armed robbers have been arrested.
“There hasn’t been such an attack in Ondo State, that is to tell you that the rate of crime in Ondo State is minimal, and with this occurrence our men immediately swung into action, leading to the arrest of two of the hoodlums.”