Armed Robbers Cart Away ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ Bags Filled With Dollars In Ogun State
A four-man robbery gang on Friday carted away a trader’s $11million in the Oke-Sokori area of Abeokuta, in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State in an operation that lasted three minutes.
The suspects escaped the scene with the $ 11 million stacked in two ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bags, after demobilising the car of their victim, a Hausa trader, who rode to the area in a Toyota Venza salon car, marked ABC 565 GN.
The unnamed victim narrating his ordeal to two police patrol teams that arrived at the scene about 30 minutes after the robbery incident said he was returning to his base after an unsuccessful banking attempt where he had gone to deposit the foreign currency.
In his narration, the Abeokuta-based Hausa trader told the police patrol team that he had earlier approached the Oke-Ilewo branch of a new generation bank for the purpose of depositing the money, but was turned back on the premise that the banking hours had lapsed.
But while returning to his base, the robbers struck and the trader fell victim
Eyewitness account has it that the robbery suspects. at about 3:45pm, accosted the man in front of Fatgbems filling station at Oke-Sokori, where they stopped him and forcefully opened the car’s boot.
“They offloaded the two bags containing the foreign currency into their car and zoomed off with the victim’s car key,” a source identified as Oyefemi said .
The four-man robbery gang was clad in black T-shirts and jeans, black facemasks, and rifles.
The Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident to newsmen, saying the police were already on the trail of the armed men.
Oyeyemi said the command had immediately sent signal across the state to ensure that the suspects are tracked down, assuring that “we will get them.”
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