An angry mob set three armed robbers ablaze in a failed bank robbery.
They burnt the suspected robbers at First Bank, Okeho in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the robbers, a lady armed with AK 47 riffles and dynamite led the attempt to rob the bank. However, police and local hunters overpowered them.
The vigilante and local hunters with OPC came to support the police waited for them in front of the bank.
To clarify, they attacked them as they came out of the bank. Unfortunately, a police officer died from gun shot injuries.
The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the incident happened at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
”At about 1658 hrs, a bank robbery occurred. Daredevil armed bandits who came with white 18-seater bus invaded First bank Okeho with an intent to rob.
“The armed robbers who gained entrance into the bank used dynamites and AK-47 riffles shots to blow the bank security door.
“The Police Tactical teams and the vigilante/hunters responded to the robbery. The collaborative effort yielded results.
“Consequently, the police arrested three robbers when the 18-seater bus had an accident and somersaulted. Thereafter, the angry mob set them ablaze when they attempted to escape the scene of the accident.
”Immediately the Commissioner of Police, Nwachuckwu Enwonwu, got wind of the dastardly acts, he further directed that all the Police Tactical teams including the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Mobile Police Force (PMF 72) and Police personnel from Okeho Area Command and nearby Divisions to be on the trail of other members of the fleeing robbers who escaped in different directions,” he said.
Fadeyi said that the Commissioner of Police condemned the dastardly act. However, he assured the people of Oyo State of the police preparedness to protect lives and property always.
He urged the people to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or threat from any quarters.
Above all, he said the police are on top of the situation.