The Ekiti Commissioner for Police, Tunde Mobayo, has revealed how “a group of heavily armed robbers numbering 10” stormed the branch of WEMA Bank in Iyin Ekiti, overpowered the mobile policemen posted to the bank due to their large number and robbed the bank.
Naija News reports that the Ekiti CP made this comment known in a statement on Saturday issued by the Police Public Relations Officer for the command, Sunday Abutu, titled ‘Bank robbery in WEMA Bank, Iyin Ekiti and the recovery of three vehicles’.
In the statement, the Ekiti CP who confirmed that there was no casualty, said the police had also recovered “some Improvised Explosive Device, some raps of Indian hemp, alcoholic drinks and two handsets”.
The Commissioner for Police in the state enjoined the citizens “not to be apprehensive as serious effort is ongoing to ensure the arrest of the suspects”.
Detailing how the attack took place, the Ekiti CP noted that about 3.55 pm on Friday, “a group of heavily armed robbers numbering 10 with one Volkswagen Golf with Reg. No. GED906AA, one Acura MDX Jeep with Reg No. LSR327CD and one Toyota Camry Car with Reg No. GED106ER stormed the branch of WEMA Bank in Iyin Ekiti, overpowered the mobile policemen posted to the bank due to their large number and robbed the bank. Although, there was no casualty.
“A swift reinforcement from the police to the scene made the robbers retreat with the three vehicles. The police operatives, however, gave the armed robbers a hot chase, exchanged fire with them during which they abandoned the three vehicles and took to their heels into the forest.
“The Operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command which comprise the Police Mobile Force, Special Anti Robbery Squad, SAFER HIGHWAY as well as the local vigilantes led by the Divisional Police Officer are currently combing the bush for the possible arrest of the suspects”.
The Commissioner for Policec called on Ekiti residents “to be vigilant and report to the nearest police station any suspicious movement or suspected person or group of persons they see in their Communities or call Police Control Room Number on 08062335577.”
Source: Naija News