Police Escort Attached To Killed Ogun Finance Director Travelled Without Permission, Arrested - The People's Voice


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Police Escort Attached To Killed Ogun Finance Director Travelled Without Permission, Arrested

By Kayode Ojelabi, Abeokuta

The Police Escort attached to the bullion van conveying to the killed Director of Financial, Ogun state Ministry of Finance, Inspector Rasheed Adegbiti has been arrested.

The police statement revealed that Adegbiti travelled to Igbo Ora, in Oyo state without permission from the command.

Recall that at about 1510hours on Wednesday, on top of the fly over at Kuto area of Abeokuta, an armed robbery gang waylaid a Director of Finance, Taiwo Oyekanmi, shot him dead, while carting away about 113million naira, he reportedly withdrew from Fidelity and Sterling banks.

Oyenekan was rushed to the state hospital, ijaiye where he was reported dead.

“At about 1510hours on top of the fly over Kuto bridge, an armed robbery incident occured involving a mini bullion van with registration number X Pilot 13 attached to the office of the Director of Finance and administration, Governor’s office, Oke Mosan.

“The bullion van without police excort was conveying the Director of Finance, Governor’s office, Mr Taiwo Oyenekan, the driver, Mr Olalekan Akintoye and Mr Peter Samson.

“The said bullion van was conveying cash of 97.335 million naira collected from Fidelity bank and 15million collected from Sterling bank in Abeokuta.

“It was revealed that the bullion van was heading to Governor’s office, Oke Mosan. The bullion van was double crossed on top of the fly over bridge, Kuto by five armed men with AK-47 rifles, in a Toyota Corolla Silver color, Registration number yet unknown.

“The armed robbers asked the driver the whereabout of the guns in the vehicle and the Director of Finance and Administration. The armed robbers shot at the vehicle front door, and the said Director of Finance sustained bullet wounds on his two thighs and under his private part.

“The said armed robbers went away with the said money. The driver and other occupants sustained no injury.

“The police man, Inspector Rasheed Adegbiti attached to SPU that supposed to be with the bullion van but travelled without permission to Igbo Ora in Oyo state on November 28th, 2023 was arrested for interrogation and investigation in progress”, the police statement revealed 

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