The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr Kola Sodipo has confirmed the armed robbers that attacked branches of First Bank, Skye Bank and Union bank in Ikirun, Osun State on Friday killed two policemen and two bankers before police overpowered them and killed four of them.
According to a press statement by the CP, four members of the robbery gang, Aderibigbe Oluwaseun, Ndubisi David, Ayuba Abubaka Saliu and Nuhu Jimoh were arrested and three AK47 rifles with one hundred and twenty four rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
The CP said police responded promptly to distress calls from the banks and exhibited gallantry and professional expertise in combating the armed robbers who were armed with sophisticated weapons and improvised explosives devices.
The police boss also disclosed that seven million, four hundred and eighty six thousand, three hundred naira (7,486,300) and a Nissan Sunny Car that the robbers used for the operation were recovered from the suspects after their arrest.
The CP said the Armoured Personnel Carrier provided for the police in Osun helped the policemen to overpower the armed robber. He said full scale investigation into the incident has commenced and that the fleeing members of the robbery gang would be apprehended.