Dare devil armed robbers on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 disrupted the peace of Osun State by attacking Access Bank, Apomu and First Bank, Ikire respectively in Irewole Local Government Area of the State.
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In a Press Release by the Osun State Police Command signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin available to SOJ WORLDWIDE, http://www.sojworldnews.com she said four police officers and three civilians were killed in the gun battle.
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“Gentlemen of the press, it is true that there was attempted Bank Robbery in Ikire/Apomu today, Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 at about 1810hours (6.10 pm).
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The Armed Robbers numbering about Thirty-five(35) came in 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 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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