An alleged armed robber, who was said to have robbed some residents of the Arademi area of Ikire, Osun State, of their property, on Saturday, met his end after an encounter with a night security man identified simply as Akindele.
It was learned that the suspect was shot while attempting to rob residents of a house after his gang had successfully dispossessed some residents of the Arademi area of their valuables.
Before they encountered resistance from Akindele, the suspect and his gang members had reportedly robbed two houses and were attempting to break into the third when the watchman engaged them in a shootout.
When contacted, Mustafa Katayeyanjue the acting, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said the suspect was confirmed dead by a doctor at the Ikire State Hospital.
He said that his dead body had been deposited in a morgue and that the police recovered a locally-made gun, dagger, a pestle, and torchlight from the scene.
Katayeyanjue added that the Abiodun Ige state Commissioner of Police had directed that the remaining armed robbers must be captured.