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Bank Robbery: Oyo Police Arrest Armed Robbery Gang, Bank Staff Plotting Another Attack

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a criminal gang suspects and a staff of one of the new generation banks, suspected to be an insider disseminating information to a gang which specialises in carrying out coordinated bank robbery in Ibadan.

This was made known in a statement made available to journalists on Monday, by the spokesperson of the state command, SP Adewale Osifeso.

According to the spokesperson, the arrest of the criminal suspects was part of the outcome of police preliminary investigation, towards arresting a network of criminal armed robbery gang with specialty in bank robbery.

Meanwhile, the suspects who have been taken into custody included — Abass Azeez ‘m’ 42yrs, Mayowa Kehinde ‘m’ 29yrs contract staff/marketer with a new generation bank, Ridwan Eniola ‘m’ 33yrs, Mistura Akinade ‘f’ 33yrs, Abass Aderoju ‘m’ 41yrs and Akeem Adeniyi ‘m’ 37yrs.

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The statement reads: “In a conscious effort to rid Oyo State of unscrupulous and sinister minded elements, the Oyo State Police Command in an intelligence led and purposeful driven operation has identified, tracked and apprehended members of a criminal gang specialised in carrying out well-coordinated robbery attacks on banks.

“The suspects have all confessed to their involvement in the criminal operations which include arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering, ahead of the proposed date of perpetrating the dastardly act.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the criminal gang comprising of Abass Azeez ‘m’ 42yrs, Mayowa Kehinde ‘m’ 29yrs contract staff/marketer with a new generation bank, Rildwan Eniola ‘m’ 33yrs, Mistura Akinade ‘f’ 33yrs, Abass Aderoju ‘m’ 41yrs and Akeem Adeniyi ‘m’ 37yrs were all nabbed at their Agara Odo-Ona hideout along Akala Expressway, Ibadan on Monday 13/06/2022 at about 2100hrs, after concluding plans to execute a bloody bank robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis at the early hours of Tuesday 14/06/2022.

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“The suspects have all confessed their various involvements in the criminal operations which include arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering, ahead of the proposed date of perpetrating the dastardly act.

“While comprehensive investigations are in progress to crackdown the criminal network and other accomplices, the Oyo State Police Command enjoins the good people of the state to continue partnering with the police in terms of providing timely and credible information valuable in curbing criminality and maintaining the relative tranquility enjoyed in the state.

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“In cases of emergency, the command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614.

“The NPF rescue me app is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and Iphone users respectively”, the statement added.

Recall that an incident of a coordinated armed robbery attack was carried out February 10, 2022 at one of the banks along Iwo Road, Idi-Ape area of Ibadan, by a notorious gang.

The Oyo State Police Command had in response to the robbery attack, assured residents of the state that the criminal gang would be apprehended and brought to justice.

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