- It was a bad outing for an armed robbery syndicate in Okeho community of Oyo state on Wednesday
-The seven-man armed robbery gang was planning to rob a First Bank branch in the community
- Unfortunately, they met their Waterloo as four of them were killed and set ablaze following collaborative efforts by local vigilante group and police
Seven armed robbers, who stormed First Bank in Okeho, Kajola local government area of Oyo state with the intention to cart away money, have met their waterloo.
According to Imran Khalid, Legit.ng regional reporter who witnessed the scene, the armed robbers came in a blue Toyota Corolla with number plate LSR 257 FF.
They arrived at the bank around 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 29, and gained entrance using dynamites and AK-47 riffles shots to blow the bank security door. They then killed a police officer manning the gate while eating.
But while the dastardly operation was in progress, local hunters mounted presence at different strategic places around the bank.
Four of the thieves, while perfecting their escape, were killed by the local hunters and vigilante group when their blue Toyota Corolla had an accident. They were thereafter set ablaze by the angry mob present at the scene of the accident.
The local hunters, vigilantes and police tactical teams including the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Mobile Police Force (PMF 72) and Police personnel from Okeho area command and nearby divisions began to trail the three other fleeing robbers who took to different directions towards Ilero axis of Kajola LGA.
Speaking on the incident Oba Abdul-Rafiu Adeitan, The Onjo of Okeho, condemned the dastardly act and described the sad development as pathetic, disheartening and worrisome.
In his appreciation, the monarch thanked the good people of the community and most especially the local hunters, vigilantes and security personnel for their display of courage.
He enjoined all residents in the community to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement to men of Law Enforcement Agents(LEA) and other paramilitary officers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the outrage generated by the harassment of a lady as shown in a viral video on Wednesday, July 22, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) said officers involved have been identified and arrested.
The police made this known in a statement released by its spokesperson Frank Mba on Friday, July 24, describing the act as "discreditable and unprofessional".
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