The State of Osun Police Command have foiled an attack by suspected gunmen who ambushed Police tactical team while taking some murder suspects to Ilesa correctional centre, after Osunjela river along Osogbo/Ilesa Road.
OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the conveyance vehicle developed mechanical fault, as the nearby Mechanics were working on the vehicle, four armed men emerged from Osunjela Road on a Bajaj Motorcycle and attacked the Police team by firing sporadically in a bid to hijack suspects.
Osun Police made the disclosure in a press statement released by the command spokesman, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Thursday in Osogbo.
It was learnt that with the superior fire-power of the Police team, the hoodlums abandoned their Motorcycle, three(3) locally made guns; one (1) pump action, two(2) cut to size barrel guns with fourteen(14) live cartridges.
According to her, “In the process, three (3) murder suspects sustained several degrees of injuries and later died at Asubiaro hospital in Osogbo and deposited in the same hospital morgue. The hoodlums fled into the bush with bullet wounds.
“Meanwhile, the police in collaboration with the local security outfits and the youths of the community are combing the bush for possible arrest of the fleeing suspects”, she stated.
The commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc enjoined members of the public, especially people of Osunjela area to avail the Command with information about any person(s) with suspected bullet wound.