Vanguard (Lagos)

7 August 2012

Nigeria: 15 Escape Death As Police Kill Two Robbers On Sagamu/Benin Expressway

Abeokuta — No fewer than 15 passengers of a commercial bus hijacked by a gang of armed robbers, escaped death during a gun duel between policemen in Ogun State and the robbers on Sagamu-Benin Expressway.

The incident. which occurred, weekend, around J4 on the Sagamu/ Benin Expressway, however, led to the death of two of the suspects.

Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement in Abeokuta, yesterday, confirmed the incident.

He said the bandits had hijacked the bus with number-plate Delta XC 291 EFR, and engaged the policemen attached to Ogbere Division in a gun duel that lasted almost 20 minutes.

Mean time, the Ogun State Government, yesterday, said contrary to reports, only N10 million was involved in the tax fraud uncovered at the Internal Revenue Service department of the state.

However, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Taxation, Chief Olufemi Allen, has dragged a publication to court for mentioning his name in the fraud.

Speaking with newsmen in her office, at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the Commissioner for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who confirmed the story, denied the amount involved, adding that the matter was still being investigated, adding that the alleged redeployment of the governor's aide and other top officials of the agency allegedly involved in the fraud was part of a normal reorganization going on at IRS.

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