Oyo Police Command has confirmed the arrest of six suspects including a contract staff in one of the new generation banks in connection with a foiled bank robbery attack in ibadan Oyo state.
The suspects planned to strike a week ago but the operation was foiled by men of the police force in Oyo state.
The suspects were identified as Mayowa Kehinde (29), the contract staff/marketer with a new generation bank; Abass Azeez, aged 42; Ridwan Eniola, aged 33; Mistura Akinade (33); Abass Aderoju (41) and Akeem Adeniyi (37).
Confirming their arrest on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Adewale Osifeso said that they were nabbed at their Agara Odo-Ona hideout along Akala Expressway, Ibadan, on Monday, June 13 at about 9 pm after allegedly concluding plans to carry out robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis in the early hours of Tuesday, June 14.
The PPRO further stated that the suspects had confessed to their involvements in bank robbery operations which included arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering ahead of the proposed date of perpetrating the dastardly act.
“While comprehensive investigations are in progress to crack down on 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 tranquillity enjoyed in the state,” the PPRO said.
Osifeso also urged residents to always reach out to the Command through emergency control room numbers and NPF ‘RescueMe’ app which could be downloaded free on both Android and Apple IOS.