Broad day robbery; Four Suspected Armed Robbery gang escaped with 11 millions US dollars in Abeokuta - The People's Voice


Friday, May 26, 2023

Broad day robbery; Four Suspected Armed Robbery gang escaped with 11 millions US dollars in Abeokuta

By Oyinkansola Adebimpe, Abeokuta

Suspected 4-man armed robbery gang that operated Friday evening at the Oke - Sokori - It's Eko axis of Abeokuta metropolis successfully escaped the scene with the sum of 11 Millions US dollars from Hausa Man.

The 4-man robbery gang, who all clad in black T-shirt and Jean trousers, also wore black facemasks, brandishing their riffles in the metropolitan street in an operation that lasted about 5 minutes.

The suspects however, escaped the scene with their targeted money stacked in two "Ghana - Must - Go" bags after demobilising the car of their unsuspecting victim, an Hausa trader who rode the area in a Toyota Venza salon car, marked: (ABUJA) ABC 565 GN.

Eyes witness who witnessed the robbery scene observed that the robbery suspects, who operated in a tinted Toyota Camry "Muscle", with registration number JJN 137 *** had at around 4: 35p.m Friday afternoon, intercepted their victim right in front of the FATGBEMS Petroleum Filling Station at Oke - Sokori, where they forcefully halted the victim's Toyota Venza salon car and forced the car's boot opened.

After gaining entry into his car, the suspects thereafter, off-loaded the two bags containing the foreign currency, uploaded same into their car and also zoomed off with the victim's car key before security operatives would arrive.

Narrating his ordeal before the two police patrol teams that later arrived the scene 30 minutes after the robbery incident, the eyes witness whose name could not be ascertained as at the time of filling this report, was returning to his base after an unsuccessful banking attempt where he had gone to deposit the foreign currency.

During his narration, the Abeokuta-based Hausa trader told the police patrol team in rescue operation that he had earlier approached the Oke - Ilewo branch of the First City Monumental Bank (FCMB) for the purpose of depositing the money, but was turned back on the premise that the banking hours had lapsed.

But while returning to his base, the dare devil struck and the trader fell victim of the dare devil robbery gang.

Speaking with journalists on the incident, the command's Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, told the newsmen that operatives of the command was already in the trail of the criminals.

"It is quite unfortunate that the suspects had escaped the scene before our operatives would arrive at the scene. But I want to assure you that we will definitely get them and bring them to justice".

"The command had immediately upon receipt of information about the incident, sent signal across the state to ensure that the suspects are tracked down. All our technical units have been activated and for sure, we will get them".

"I however, want to use this medium to assure the good people of Ogun State not to panic as there is no course for alarm; they should remain calm, go about their normal and routine businesses because our men will surely track down the suspects".

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