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JUST IN: Osun Police Command reacts to robbery attacks on Access, UBA banks in Osun

Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode psc, (Right), PPRO, Opalola Yemisi,
Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode psc, (Right), PPRO, Opalola Yemisi,

Osun State Police Command has reacted to the robbery attack on Access and UBA banks in Iree, Osun State on Thursday, August 5, 2021 where one Police Constabulary was killed.

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In a Press Release available to SOJ WORLDWIDE, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, said the robbers numbering about 20 first attacked the Iree Divisional Police Headquarters before heading for the two banks.

Opalola confirmed that the robbers made away with unspecified amount of cash in their operations. The statement said for of the vehicles used by the robbers were recovered by the police while the robbers fled into the bush with their loots.

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Gentlemen of the press, it is true that there was a Bank robbery in Iree yesterday Thursday 5th August 2021 at about 1540hrs (3:40pm).

The armed robbers numbering about twenty (20) came in commando-like style with about 4 vehicles and simultaneously attacked Iree Divisional Police Headquarters with explosives and several gun firing in an attempt to disorganize, incapacitate and destabilize the police who were in a fierce gun battle with them while robbing Access Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) simultaneously. The attempt to attack the Police Division Armoury was repelled and thereby unfruitful.


The robbers on sighting the policemen comprising CP’s Surveillance team, IRT, PRU, Anti-Kidnapping, STS, 39 PMF, JTF along with local security outfits who promptly engaged them in a fierce gun duel took to a flight. The Police therefore, gave the criminals a hot chase, recovered four of the vehicles used for the operation along with some live ammunition and fled to bush with bullet wounds.

The robbers carted away certain amount of money, yet to be ascertained from the Banks. The Police, jointly with local security outfits have been combing the bushes in a bid to arrest the robbers.


It is very unfortunate that in the course of the robbery, one Police Special Constabulary, named Dauda Jelili was shot dead while four(4) civilians were injured and receiving treatment in a hospital.

The Commissioner of Police CP Olawale Olokode, psc therefore enjoins good people of the State to cooperate and collaborate with the Police by giving prompt and useful information to nip in the bud all criminal activities before happening as the saying that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. The CP appeals to members of the public to inform the Police of any suspected person or persons with gun/bullet wounds.”


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Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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