Osogbo - Mr Kola Sodipo, the Commissioner
of Police in Osun, said that two police men were killed during a
bank robbery in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area.
Sodipo, who disclosed this at a news conference in Osogbo,
said that two bank officials were also killed by the dare-devil robbers during
He said that the deceased were the first target of the
robbers on arrival.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a gang of
armed robbers invaded Skye Bank, First Bank and Union Bank in Ikirun on Friday
The police boss, who said swift response by the police
foiled the robbery operation, noted that four of the robbers were killed while
four were arrested.
"It would be recalled that on Feb. 12, at 15:45 hour, a
distress call was received that men suspected to be armed robbers Invaded Skye
Bank, First Bank and Union Bank located on the same street in Ikirun.
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“Swift response by the police repelled the attack,” he said.
He gave the names of the suspects arrested as: Aderibigbe
Oluwaseun, 23, Ndubusi David, 21, Ayuba Salisu, 26 and Nuhu Jimoh, 21.
Sodipo said that the police recovered N7, 486, 300 from the
He added that three AK riffles with 124 rounds of
ammunition, one assault rifles with 12 rounds live ammunition, expended shells
of ammunition and dynamite were also recovered.
Sodipo said that one standby Nissan sunny car which robbers
wanted to use for escape was also recovered.
He said that he had visited the venue of the robbery for on
the spot assessment with his bomb disposal unit to sweep the affected area and
to detect and recover undetonated improvised Explosive Devices.
``A diligent investigation is ongoing for the arrest of
other syndicate members," Sodipo said.
The arrested robbers were presented to newsmen with the
money and ammunition recovered.