Photos: Update on Osun bank robbery: 5 armed robbers killed, four arrested, N7m cash recovered


The Osun State Police Command has arrested four suspected armed robbers who robbed three commercial banks in Ikirun town in the state last Friday. ‎ Items recovered from the suspects include over seven million Naira cash, three AK 47 rifles, 124 ammunition, one assault rifle with 12 rounds of live ammunition and a vehicle.


Parading them before newsmen, the State Commissioner of Police, Kola Shodipo, said that the police were on the trail of other members of the syndicate at large and urged members of the public to report any suspicious movement.


The Police Public Relation Officer in Osun State, DSP Folashade Odoro said the robbers attacked the banks with dynamite and placed explosives in strategic location in the area where the banks are located with the intent to detonate them one after the other to aid the robbery operation.

Men of the police anti-bomb squad were able to identify the explosives and successfully defused them. One of the robbers who sustained bullet injury was arrested by policemen while three member of the gang were also captured as they attempted to flee.

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