About three people were confirmed dead in Okeho First Bank robbery attack on Wednesday at about 1658hrs, Mouthpiece NGR has learnt.
According to reports, the robbers came with white 18-seater bus and invaded First Bank Okeho in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Mouthpiece NGR reliably gathered that an Ex-student of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Comrade Oloyede Makavelli Agagagugu including a bank security officer lost their lives.
Confirming the development, the Police in a release personally signed by SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga, Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command made available to Mouthpiece NGR stated that the armed robbers who gained entrance into the bank used dynamites and AK-47 riffles shots to blow the bank security door”.
According to Olugbenga, “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 (3) 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 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”.
“The Commissioner of Police while condemning this dastardly act assures the good citizens of Oyo State of the Police preparedness to protect lives and properties before, during and after the Sallah celebrations”.
“He urged the good people of Oyo State to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation or threat from any quarters as the Police is on top of the situation, while he solicits credible information from members of the public to enable us clamp down on crimes and criminalities in Oyo State”.