Police in Oyo arrest bank worker and four others over alleged plans to rob a bank in Ibadan
Police in Oyo state arrested a criminal gang who specialized in raiding banks in Ibadan (the state capital)
Adewale Obeso, police’s public relations officer, stated that the arrest of suspects in the robbery of a bank of new generation in Ibadan was possible because of intelligence-driven and purpose-driven operations by the gallant officers.
According to the statement, the suspected criminal gang members are 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.
The statement added that the suspects were all nabbed at their Agara Odo-Ona hideout along Akala Road after concluding plans to execute a bank robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis.
Further, the statement stated that all suspects had confessed to their involvement in criminal operations including arms procurement and clandestine information gathering before the date proposed for the heinous act.
Further, it states that extensive investigations are ongoing to crackdown on the criminal network as well as other accomplices.
In the statement, it states that emergency situations can be handled by the Command at these emergency numbers: 615 (toll-free) (OYO STATE SECURITIES TRUST FUND) and Oyo State Police Command emergency line 0705549541313 and 08081768614.
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In the meantime, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, the Commissioner of Police, has asked the public to support the police in providing timely, credible information that can be used to curb criminality and maintain relative peace in the State.