Police Arrest Bank Workers, Four Others Over Allleged Plan to Attack New Generation Bank in Ibadan

 

From Bola Ogunlayi, Ibadan.

A proactive security network by the Oyo State Police Command has saved residents of Ibadan of another calamity of Bank robbery as planners were raided few hours before operation.

Two bank workers and four others are connected with the planned attack on a new generation bank in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The attack was scheduled to be activated last Tuesday.

The bank workers were identified as Abass Azeez and Mayowa Kehinde, while the other suspects were given as Rildwan Eniola, Mistura Akinade, Abass Aderoju and Akeem Adeniyi.

They were arrested at their hideout in Agara, along Akala Expressway, Odo Ona,Ibadan.

The Oyo State Police Command spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso who paraded the suspects on Monday disclosed that they had concluded plans to execute a bloody bank robbery attack on another new generation bank.

Series of such attacks have claimed countless innocent lives in the country

According to him, the suspects have all confessed their various involvements in the criminal operations which include, arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering ahead of the date of perpetrating the dastardly act.

“In a conscious effort to rid Oyo State of unscrupulous and sinister minded elements, the Oyo State Police Command in an intelligence led and purposeful driven operation has identified,tracked and apprehended members of a criminal gang specialized in carrying out well-coordinated robbery attacks on Banks.

“Preliminary Investigation reveals that the criminal gang comprising of 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 were all nabbed at their Agara Odo-Ona hideout along Akala Expressway, Ibadan on Monday,13/06/2022, at about 2100hrs after concluding plans to execute a bloody bank robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis at the early hours of Tuesday, 14/06/2022.

“While comprehensive investigations are in progress to crackdown the criminal network and other accomplices, the Oyo State Police Command enjoins the good people of the State to continue partnering with the Police in terms of providing timely and credible information valuable in curbing criminality and maintaining the relative tranquility enjoyed in the state,” Osifeso said.

Times Nigeria Magazine reports that most of the attacks on Commercial Banks in the past were carried out with massive connivance with Bank workers .

First hand information were supplied to hoodlums and robbers to facilitate their escape after rocking havocs which often times led to premature termination of lives of breadwinners and innocent ones in the country.

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Prime Times

Abdulrahman Aliagan is an Abuja-based seasoned Journalist with close to two decades of uninterrupted practice in Journalism, a PR Expert, a Development Coach and a Media Crisis Management Consultant.
A holder of Bachelor degree in History, a graduate of International Institute of Journalism, IIJ, Jahi, Abuja, he is well trained in various aspects of modern day Journalism including Digital Media and Solution Journalism.
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