The Police Neighborhood Relations Committee (PCRC) Chairman in Ikire, Chief Adegbite Adedokun has revealed that sources have indicated that the armed robbers that stormed the realm on Wednesday got here from Ibadan.
He mentioned this on a radio programme monitored by DAILY POST on Thursday.
He defined that they break up into two teams so as to concurrently assault First Financial institution in Ikire and Entry Financial institution in Apomu in Irewole and Isokan native authorities councils of the state.
At Apomu, he continued, vigilantes confronted the armed robbers which compelled them to divert in the direction of Orile Owu, the place they deserted their automobiles and bumped into the bush.
He additionally revealed that in Ikire, the robbers shot sporadically into the civilian inhabitants and even into the palace of the Akire of Ikire.
Chief Adedokun, who’s the Minimal of Ikire, acknowledged that regardless of the unhappy occasion of Wednesday night, Ikire as on the time of this report has been calm.
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The Police Command in an official press launch signed by Yemisi Opalola, the command Police Public Relations Officer acknowledged that the armed robbers got here in about 5 automobiles at about 6:10pm on Wednesday 2nd of June, 2021 and concurrently attacked Ikire Divisional Police Headquarter and pinned down the Armoured Personnel Service (APC) at Ikoyi-Osun with a number of explosive units and sporadic gunshots in a bid to subdue the capability of the Police whereas making an attempt to rob the banks.
She revealed that two law enforcement officials; ASP Osho Oluranti and Inspector Lekan Olalere with two Particular Constabulary personnel; Oladeni Olalekan, and Oyedeji Muyideen have been shot lifeless within the course of.
Added to the casualty checklist have been three civilians; Toheeb Oyebola, Temilorun Adebiyi and one different whose identification isn’t but to be ascertained.
All of the corpses in response to Opalola has been deposited at Oluyoro Catholic Hospital morgue, Apomu at the same time as efforts is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects
In his response, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, disclosed that the rationale for the excessive variety of casualties recorded throughout the theft incidents was because of the resistance from the boys of the police pressure and native vigilantes.
Olokode acknowledged this whereas additionally talking on the radio programme monitored by our correspondent.
He defined that the incident was a foiled financial institution theft. He revealed that the retreating armed robbers left behind an ash colored Mercedes Benz station wagon automobile and one other inexperienced colored Japanese manufactured automobile on the scene of their escape.
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He added that the armed robbers, numbering about thirty-five, got here ready with explosives so as to trigger confusion within the safety structure of the 2 cities.
The police boss additionally revealed that the armed robbers suffered a number of gunshot wounds at the same time as males of the pressure and vigilantes have been nonetheless coming to the forest across the city with a view to getting the culprits arrested.
The Osun Police boss assured the general public that the command has put in place methods to fight crime as they’ve fortified the safety structure of the state.
He revealed that the command is able to defend and shield the lives and properties of the citizenry and known as on the general public to at all times present safety businesses with credible data.
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