Three members of a robbery gang have met their waterloo as they were reportedly set ablazed by a mob after they failed in their attempt to rob the branch of an old generation bank in Okeho, Oyo State on Wednesday, July 29.
This was contained in a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Gbenga Fadeyi.
According to the PPRO, the robbers who rode in an 18-seater bus, arrived at the bank premises at about 3pm and gained entrance into the bank using dynamites and AK-47 rifles shots to blow the bank security door.
Fadeyi said a collaborative effort from the Police Tactical teams, vigilante and hunters yielded results as the robbers failed to cart away money.
Narrating how they were caught, the PPRO said the robbers fled the scene of the attack, the 18-seater bus they rode in, somersaulted.
He said three of the robbery suspects who were arrested when the bus somersaulted were set on fire by the mob.
The police spokesperson added that the state Commissioner of Police has directed 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 robbery gang who escaped in different directions.
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