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Ogun govt takes action as banks remain closed over robbery threat




Barely three weeks after their refusal to open banks as a result of an acclaimed theft risk, the Ogun State Authorities on Wednesday met with bankers in Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu-Igbo and Sagamu axis of the State.

DAILY POST reported earlier that banks in Ijebu axis have since shut down over a letter allegedly despatched to a few of them by suspected armed robbers.

The bankers within the space had insisted that they might not resume enterprise until the state authorities assisted the police with Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) to be mounted close to the banks.

However, the Ogun State Police Command berated the bankers, accusing them of mischief and falsehood.

The police alleged that the bankers is perhaps conniving with armed robbers to have the banks attacked, threatening that they might be presumed as first suspects in case of any assault on the banks.

As of Wednesday, our correspondent gathered that a number of the banks have been nonetheless beneath lock and key, whereas others run skeletal providers between 9am to 2pm.

At a gathering held with senior financial institution officers, safety chiefs and others on the Olusegun Osoba Press Centre, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Wednesday, Governor Dapo Abiodun, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Tokunbo Talabi, assured of most safety.

The Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade, Abeokuta, Brigadier-Normal Adewale Adekoya; State Director, Division of State Companies, David Tulsa and the Ogun Appearing Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, have been additionally on the assembly; because the Chairman of the Bankers Discussion board, Olusegun Olusoga, led a delegation of the bankers to the assembly.

In keeping with a press release by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, the Governor was stated to have assured the discussion board of his willpower to strengthen and fortify the present safety community throughout the State.

The governor was quoted as having stated that the reformed safety insurance policies of his administration resulted in “the current deployment of extra Armoured Personnel Provider to the State, along with the resuscitation of OP Mesa to spice up the safety structure of the State.”

Whereas calling on the bankers to right away start banking actions in Ijebu axis of Ogun, Abiodun asserted that banks stay the center of commerce and his authorities was dedicated to offering a conducive atmosphere to help banks’ each day operations.

The safety chiefs have been additionally quoted, of their separate remarks, to have expressed dedication to improved safety of lives and property.

Talking on behalf of the bankers discussion board, the Chairman, Olusoga counseled the State Authorities for what it known as its sustained interplay, calling for an enchancment on safety equipment within the Ijebu axis of the state.

Ogun: Police categorical disappointment as Ijebu-Ode banks shut down over theft risk

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