Police denies arresting suspect in Ondo bank robbery

Police denies arresting suspect in Ondo bank robbery

 

The Ondo State Police Command has debunked rumours that it arrested one of the suspects; who robbed two banks in Ile-Oluji, Oke Igbo Local Government of the state.

The command’s spokesperson, CSP Femi Joseph, debunked the rumours while speaking with newsmen in Akure on Tuesday.

1st News recalls that the incident happened on Feb. 6; and claimed four lives including two police officers.

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Meanwhile, there were rumours on the social media on Tuesday; that one of the bank robbery suspects had been arrested.

“Let me quickly debunk the rumours making the rounds that the robbers; or some of the robbers involved in Ile Oluji Bank robbery have been arrested.

“It is true that we have some armed robbery suspects in our custody now; especially those that were involved in some heinous crimes, including various robbery incidents in the state.

”But none of them has so far been linked with the Ile Oluji bank robbery. We are, however, still working on them; and on the trail of some that are still at large.

“We need to see if they are connected with the Ile Oluji incident,” Joseph said.

Meanwhile, the Police on Tuesday said they arrested a female suspect over fake news in connection with the kidnap and murder; of the wife of a Kaduna based medical doctor, Philip Ataga.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba disclosed this at a news briefing in Abuja.

Mba disclosed that the suspect was arrested in connection with a post, circulated on social media. The post stated that a police officer was involved in the kidnap and murder of the doctor’s wife. However, Mba described this as fake news which led to the prompt arrest of the source of the news.

Ataga’s wife and her two children were abducted from their home at the Juji community; specifically, in Chikun Local Government Area of the Kaduna State. The incident occurred on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

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