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Busted: Two Bank Workers, Four Other Arrested As Police Foil Bank Heist in Ibadan

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The Oyo State Police Command, on Monday, arrested two bank workers and four others in their attempt to attack a new generation bank in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Tuesday.

The bank workers are; Abass Azeez and Mayowa Kehinde.
Other suspects are; Rildwan Eniola, Mistura Akinade, Abass Aderoju and Akeem Adeniyi.

They were arrested at their hideout in Agara Odo-Ona, along Akala Expressway, Ibadan.

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Parading the suspects, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adewale Osifeso said they were arrested on Monday after they have concluded plans to execute a bloody bank robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis at the early hours of Tuesday.

According to him, the suspects have all confessed their various involvements in the criminal operations which includes arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering ahead of the proposes date of perpetrating the dastardly act.

He further said the state Police Command in an intelligence led and purposeful driven operation identified, tracked and apprehended members of a criminal gang specialized in carrying out well-coordinated robbery attacks on Banks.
He said; “In a conscious effort to rid Oyo State of unscrupulous and sinister minded elements, The Oyo State Police Command in an intelligence led and purposeful driven operation has identified,tracked and apprehended members of a criminal gang specialized in carrying out well-coordinated robbery attacks on Banks.
“Preliminary Investigation reveals that the criminal gang comprising of Abass Azeez ‘m’ 42yrs, Mayowa Kehinde ‘m’ 29yrs contract staff/marketer with a new generation bank, Rildwan Eniola ‘m’ 33yrs, Mistura Akinade ‘f’ 33yrs, Abass Aderoju ‘m’ 41yrs and Akeem Adeniyi ‘m’ 37yrs were all nabbed at their Agara Odo-Ona hideout along Akala Expressway, Ibadan on Monday 13/06/2022 at about 2100hrs after concluding plans to execute a bloody bank robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis at the early hours of Tuesday 14/06/2022.

“The suspects have all confessed their various involvements in the criminal operations which includes arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering ahead of the proposes date of perpetrating the dastardly act.

“While comprehensive investigations are in progress to crackdown the criminal network and other accomplices, the Oyo State Police Command enjoins the good people of the State to continue partnering with the Police in terms of providing timely and credible information valuable in curbing criminality and maintaining the relative tranquility enjoyed in the State.

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