A three-man gang earlier on Sunday, reportedly raided Yinka Ayefele’s Ibadan based radio station, Fresh FM at Challenge in the Ibadan South East local government area of Oyo state, during a live-broadcast around 6:00am; carting away valuables worth millions of naira.
However, no life was recorded lost.
According to the Sunday Tribune Newspaper, the suspected robbers who arrived at the station on motorbikes otherwise known as okada, beat the internal security arrangement of the radio station as they were reportedly mistaken for visitors to the station, while proceeding to ransack all the departments and made away with valuable items.
Reports have it that some of the broadcasters and other staff on duty were caught napping, as the suspected robbers brandished guns and other dangerous weapons while gaining entrance into different offiices.
The suspected robbers, at the end of the raid which lasted for some minutes, made away with mobile handsets, laptops and other valuables.
Confirming the incident in a live programme, ‘Agbo Oselu’, meaning Political Panorama, the Director of Programmes, Alhaji Abolade Salami said the armed robbers have attacked the radio station and made away with valuables including mobile handsets and laptops.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident, said it is still being investigated.
“Investigations have commenced immediately. Updates would be provided accordingly”, he assured.