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Police foil bank robbery in Iseyin

13 October 2013, 09:12

Abuja - The police on Saturday foiled a robbery attack on a commercial bank on Oluwole Road in Iseyin, in the Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in an eye-witness account, reports that three suspected armed robbers had attempted to break into the bank.

Customers using the bank’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) had to take to their heels when the police stormed the bank, and there was pandemonium.

Confirming the incident, DSP Bisi Ilobanofor, the spokesperson of Oyo State Police Command, told NAN that the police successfully prevented the robbers from carrying out their nefarious activity.

"Our men arrived on time, prevented the three men from breaking into the bank and then arrested them,’’ she said.

Ilobanofor said the police were fully ready for the robbers in the state.

"I am sure they are becoming aware that Oyo State will be too hot for them now and always.

"In the past few weeks, we have prevented attempts by robbers to rob banks in Ibadan and I am sure this is why they are moving to remote places like Iseyin.

"But they will always meet our men combat-ready anywhere they go to perpetrate their evil act,’’ she said.

The PPRO said the three suspects had been handed over to the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for interrogation.

She added that they would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter was concluded.



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