A policeman with the Special Anti Robbery Squad Ikeja, Corporal Sunday Fafoluyi, was killed on Thursday in a shootout with armed robbers at Ifo, Ogun state.
Fafoluyi, in company with other members of his unit, had left Lagos for Ifo, to arrest a suspected armed robber, Morufu Aleba, at his home in Ifo. Aleba was said to have been given away by some members of his gang, who were arrested in the Alagbado area
It was gathered that Aleba was with two suspected robbers at his home, who joined him in engaging the police in the shootout.
A source said, “The incident happened about 4am on Thursday. Somehow, Aleba noticed that his home had been cordoned off by the SARS. The robbers opened fire on the team. In the process, Fafoluyi was fatally wounded; he later died from his wounds.”
Aleba was also said to have died from fatal wounds sustained in the shootout while his companions scaled the fence of his house to safety.
Fafoluyi was a recipient of the 2011 Lagos State Governor’s Gallantry award and the IGP commendation award for courage.
The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Braide, said she did not have the detail of the incident.