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It has been reported that no fewer than six persons were confirmed dead as dare devil robbers numbering about 35 stormed the two neighboring communities in Irewole and Isokan local government area on Wednesday to rob First Bank and Access Bank.

Public Relations Officer of the Osun State Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola in a statement early on Thursday said the robbers attacked the Ikire Police Division armory and shot sporadically to scare away people.

She said, “it is true that there was an attempted Bank Robbery in Ikire/Apomu today, Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 at about 1810 hours (6.10 pm).

“The Armed Robbers numbering about Thirty-five(35) came in with about Five(5) Vehicles, Simultaneously attacked Ikire Divisional Police HQ and the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) pinned down at Ikoyi-Osun with several explosive devices and several gun firing in a bid to subdue the capacity of the Police while attempting to Rob First Bank Ikire and Access Bank Apomu respectively.

“It is unfortunate that ASP Osho Oluranti, Inspector Lekan Olalere, Two (2) Special Constabularies; namely Oladeni Olalekan, and Oyedeji Muyideen were shot dead in the process.

“On sighting the overwhelming Policemen Comprising: Prompt Response Unit (PRU), CP’s Surveillance team, IRT Operatives, STS, 39 PMF, JTF, along with the local Security outfits,who swiftly engaged them in a fierce gun duel, the Robbers began to flee. While escaping, they shot sporadically, and regrettably three (3) Civilians were shot namely; Toheeb Oyebola, Temilorun Adebiyi and one other, (whose identity is not yet known), all male.

“They did not succeed robbing any of the Banks. The assailants fled to the bush with gun shot wounds, abandoning two of the operational vehicles they came with.
All the Corpses deposited at Oluyoro Catholic Hospital morgue, Apomu.
Efforts is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing Suspects.”


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