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Osun Robbery: Police Begin Manhunt For Robbers Who Killed Two Residents



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The Osun State Police Command has narrated how some daredevil armed robbers carried out their operation at a commercial bank in Okuku town, Odo-Otin Local Government area of the state on Thursday.

According to the Command’s spokesperson,
Mrs Yemisi Opalola, in a statement she issued on Friday, the armed robbers shot two residents while escaping the scene of the robbery.

She said the Commissioner of Police, of the Command, CP Olawale Olokode, has ordered his officers and men to mount intensive manhunt to arrest the armed robbers that attacked the commercial bank.

The statement revealed that Olokede stated this when he visited the scene, to make an ‘on the spot assessment’.

“To set the record straight, a gang of hoodlums intercepted a staff of the bank while trying to Lock the rear exit door of the bank, having closed for daily transactions.

“The men of the underworld forced the staff of the bank to open the ATM machines and carted away about #600,000:00 (six hundred thousand Naira) only, from one of them.

“Attempts to open the other ATM machine and Bank vault was aborted, due to quick response from Police and other security outfits. Unfortunately, two persons were shot while the robbers were trying to escape.

“The Commissioner of Police appeals to the good citizens of the State, especially those residing around Okuku and its environs to collaborate with Police by giving timely information that will assist in arresting the criminal elements, while reassuring the members of the public of their safety, as security measures have been put in place to forestall future occurrence,” the statement reads.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the two residents that were shot have given up the ghost.

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