Following her on-the-spot address at the robbery crime scene yesterday, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP Ngozi Onadeko through the force’s PRO, SP Adewale Osifeso has released a press statement to address the different reports of yesterday’s unfortunate incident at Idi-Ape, Ibadan.
The statement reads: “On Thursday 10th February, 2022 at about 1345hrs, a group of masked armed robbers about ten (10) in numbers trailed, targeted and attacked a bullion van around traffic light area, Idi-Ape junction Agodi, Ibadan.
“The armed robbers engaged the police officers escorting the bullion van and in the process, an undisclosed amount of money was carted away.
“In swift response, the police equally neutralised one of the armed robbers while some were believed to have escaped with multiple gunshot injuries.
“Consequently, a civilian onlooker was hit by stray bullet and died at the scene while two police officers later died in the hospital as a result of gunshot injuries sustained. Four (4) others including two (2) police officers are responding to treatment.
“The citizenry are hereby enjoined not to panic as efforts are in top gear to track down and apprehend the criminal gang”, it added.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State Police Command has called for the cooperation of the good people of Oyo state, in providing necessary information to help maintain the relative peace and tranquility being enjoyed in the state. As always, if you see something, say something.
SP. ADEWALE OSIFESO Anipr,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
OYO STATE COMMAND