Armed Robber Who Shot DPO Says He’s Happy To Be Caught Alive By Police

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October 4, 2017 – Armed Robber Who Shot DPO Says He’s Happy To Be Caught Alive By Police

A notorious armed robber, Wasiu Ganiu who allegedly shot the DPO of Ogbere Division has been arrested.

The robbery gang member has expressed joy that he was not cut down in a gale of bullets during a gun duel between his gang and Operatives of the Federal Special Anti – Robbery Squad (FSARS), Ogun State.

The DPO of Ogbere Division was shot at close range last September 13 when members of Wasiu’s robbery gang ambushed him and his team. They also stole the DPO’s AK 47 rifle.

Following the shooting, the FSARS Operatives were instructed to go fish out the gang and when their hideout was located, gun battle ensued between them and the FSARS which resulted in the death of the gang leader nicknamed Mungo Park, the arrest of two including Wasiu while one of the escaped into the bush with bullets wounds in Itele – Ijebu area of Ogun State.

Items recovered from them were two AK47 rifles, one pump action gun, seven magazines loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition each, one Toyota Sienna Car, One motorcycle, one jackknife and five live cartridges.

Wasiu Ganiyu who was paraded on Wednesday before journalists at Eleweran, the Police Command Headquarters, by the Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu, said he took to robbery to survive but added that it was a thing of joy that the bullets from Police didn’t kill him like it happened to his colleague.

The suspect who had earlier served three years jail sentence disclosed further to journalists that he joined the gang when his commercial motorcycle, a source of livelihood, was taken away.

Wasiu who begged the government to give him a second chance to repent said the highest share he ever got after a successful robbery and kidnapping business was N80,000.

“I have never killed anybody in my life. It is Mongo pack (gang leader) that shot the DPO. I ventured into robbery to survive after my okada was stolen.

“The highest money I got since three years ago is N80,000. The government should have mercy on me. I thank God I did not die in the gun battle and I am happy I was caught by the police,” he said.

[The Nation]

5 thoughts on “Armed Robber Who Shot DPO Says He’s Happy To Be Caught Alive By Police

  1. You look like Mongo park Fish yourself because your OKADA was stolen you went straight to AK47, what of if it was your car that got stolen i wonder what you would turn into

  2. MUMU..U MADE 80K FOR FREAKING 3 YRS AND YOUR DUMB MIND DIDNT TELL U THAT ROBBING PEOPLE WILL NEVER MAKE U PROGRESS.DONT REJOICE YET COS LIFE IN NAIJA JAIL IS AS GOOD AS HELL FIRE.AN EXPERIENCE U MAY OR NOT LIVE TO TELL

  3. What are you talking about? You served 3 years in prison and released, you already got your second chance. So, now you want 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th chance. Oh boy! you are in it for a long sentencing if you are not killed. Do you realize you killed the head of divisional police? just send a farewell message to your family because you are not going to make it back into the street again.

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