…As Police Launch Manhunt to Arrest the Armed Robbers
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Two persons were reportedly killed by armed robbers that attacked a bank in Okuku, in Osun State on Thursday.
Confirming the incident on Friday, in a press statement signed by the Osun State Police Command, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola, said that the daredevil armed robbers shot two residents of the town while escaping the scene of the robbery.
According to the statement, “A gang of hoodlums intercepted a staff of the bank while trying to Lock the rear exit door of the bank, having closed for daily transactions.
“The men of the underworld forced the staff of the bank to open the ATM machines and carted away about N600,000, from one of them.
“Attempts to open the other ATM machine and Bank vault was aborted, due to quick response from Police and other security outfits. Unfortunately, two persons were shot while the robbers were trying to escape.”
Following this incident, Opalola said the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, has ordered his officers and men to mount an intensive manhunt to arrest the armed robbers that attacked the commercial bank.
Olokede stated this when he visited the scene, to make an ‘on the spot assessment’.
“The Commissioner of Police appeals to the good citizens of the State, especially those residing around Okuku and its environs to collaborate with Police by giving timely information that will assist in arresting the criminal elements, while reassuring the members of the public of their safety, as security measures have been put in place to forestall future occurrence,” the statement reads.