Police arrest three more suspects over Oyo bank robbery

Barely a week after the incident, the Oyo State Police Command has disclosed that it has arrested three more members of the gang that robbed a first generation 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 in a statement in Ibadan.

The bank was attacked on July 29, 2020 by armed robbers who took away an undisclosed amount of money.

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 said that the suspects were arrested with the co-operation of vigilance group members, hunters and residents of the community.

AbeyaNews learnt that the robbers had used dynamite to blow open the security doors of the bank to gain entry and 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 summersulting due to overspeeding.

Three of the robbers were set ablaze by an angry mob while others escaped.

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