Police arrest 3 more suspects in Oyo bank robbery

Police arrest 3 more suspects in Oyo bank robbery

The Police Command in Oyo State says it has arrested three more members of the gang that robbed the First Bank branch in Okeho, Kajola Local Government Area of the state.

Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the arrest of the suspects.

Equally important, the Police PRO made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan. Dare-devil robbers had attacked the bank on Wednesday July 29, carting away an undisclosed amount of money. However, Fadeyi, who said that the total number of suspects so far arrested in connection with the robbery; was now five, added that they were being interrogated by the Special Anti-Robbey Squad in Ibadan.

He revealed that the suspects were arrested with the cooperation of vigilance group members; as well as hunters and residents of the community.

Meanwhile, the robbers had used dynamite to blow open the security doors of the bank. Thereafter, they gained entry and also killed a police sergeant in the process. The robbers, who came in an 18-seater bus, were later chased by members of a vigilance group; resulting in their bus somersaulting due to over-speeding.

Subsequently, three of the robbers were set ablaze by an angry mob while others escaped.

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Meanwhile, a group of 30 Nigerians, who were trafficked and left stranded in Lebanon has been rescued.

Equally important, the 30 Nigerians are among a total of 150 victims awaiting evacuation to Nigeria.

Specifically, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) made this known in a statement on Tuesday. The statement was signed by Gabriel Odu of its Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit.

The commission said the rescue of the 30 Nigerians came after a video footage of them went viral. In the video, the stranded Nigerians appealed to the Federal Government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid. Specifically, the appeal led to their rescue by officials of the Nigerian mission in Lebanon.

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