Police in Osun State have arrested a former employee of one of the new generation bank, Moses Keffi during a robbery incident along Ife-Ibadan expressway in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Commissioner of Police in the State, Wale Olokode, who paraded the suspects on Saturday in Osogbo, told newsmen that Keffi was arrested alongside Odeyemi Oluwafemi, 42 and Isah Lawal, 28.
Keffi, 38, said he was a former staff of the bank, who was dismissed as a result of COVID-19 effect on the financial institution.
Olokode said four suspects were arrested after the police got hints that some armed robbers were operating on the expressway around 4am on Thursday, 14th of January.
According to the CP, one of the suspects has been released after investigation revealed that he knows nothing about the case.
There is a another wonderful success the command under my watch recorded in this last week which I would like the gentlemen of the press to be abreast of. Like I have promised and vowed in my maiden press briefing that I have come to work and to make sure that crime and criminal activities is brought to its minimal ebb and bring the state of Osun back to the state of peace and tranquility known for.
“On the 14th January, 2021 at about 0400hrs (4am), a gang of armed robbers fully armed with guns and other dangerous weapons invaded Osu/lle-Ife Expressway, attacked the innocent motorists plying the road and hijacked at gun point two (2) different trucks; one Iveco Truck with Reg. No. DTM 113 AX loaded with Toiletries worth millions of Naira and one DAF 75 Truck with Reg. No. JJJ 445 XT loaded with some empty sacks of Cocoa Beans.
“The victims were also robbed of their valuables such as their handsets and the sum of N30, 000:00k cash. The JTF and Police Patrol team within the axis were quickly alerted and immediately swung into action and arrested the above mentioned suspects.
“The two Trucks with the loads intact and the suspects’ operational vehicle (white Bus) with Reg. No. LSR 214 YC were recovered while the two handsets of the victims also recovered in their possession.”
The police boss, who just spent two weeks in the state, reiterated his commitment towards finding a lasting solution to the insecurity challenges in the state. He said criminals will have no hidden place in the state.
“There is a another wonderful success the command under my watch recorded in this last week which I would like the gentlemen of the press to be abreast of. Like I have promised and vowed in my maiden press briefing that I have come to work and to vvecsure that crime and criminal activities is brought to its minimal ebb and bring the state of Osun back to the state of peace and tranquility known for.”
Olokode said 22 of the cultists who invaded Osogbo on Tuesday and caused mayhem have been arrested by the command.khk