On Wednesday, there was crisis in Okeho in the Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State as heavily armed robbers reportedly attacked a bank in the town, TopNaija reports.
The three members of a gang who attempted to rob the branch of an old generation bank in Okeho, Oyo State were set ablaze by an angry mob. The robbers attacked the bank at about 3pm with a dynamite to gain access. It was however not yet clear if they succeeded in gaining access to the coffers.
Oyo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Olugbenga Fadeyi SP informed the robbers were repelled by armed policemen deployed to counter them.
As soon as their attempt to rob the bank failed, he claimed they took to their heels but were pursued by policemen, local hunters and other concerned individuals. Speeding under pressure, Fadeyi, a Superintendent of Police, said, their bus somersaulted.
He added a mob swooped and set the three of them ablaze. He described the incident as a failed robbery attempt, promising to give more details. But sources in the area said the robbers were ambushed and set ablaze by local hunters.
”At about 1658 hrs, there was a bank robbery in which dare devil armed bandits who came with white 18-seater bus invaded First bank Okeho in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State with an intent to rob. “The armed robbers who gained entrance into the bank used dynamites and AK-47 riffles shots to blow the bank security door.
“The robbery which was responded to by the Police Tactical teams and collaborative efforts of the Vigilante and hunters yielded results. “Consequent upon this, three of the robbers who were arrested when the 18-seater bus had an accident and somersaulted, were thereafter set ablaze by the angry mob when they attempted to escape the scene of the accident. ” Immediately the Commissioner of Police, Nwachuckwu Enwonwu, got wind of the dastardly acts, he further directed that all the Police Tactical teams including the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Mobile Police Force (PMF 72) and Police personnel from Okeho Area Command and nearby Divisions to be on the trail of other members of the fleeing robbers who escaped in different directions,”he said.”
Fadeyi said police were on the trail of other members of the gang who escaped. According to him, the robbers were conveyed in an 18-seater bus to the bank. He, however, said he was still gathering information about the attack and would revert later.
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