OYO State Police Command has apprehended members of a criminal gang specialized in carrying out robbery attacks on Banks in Ibadan.
This is contained in a statement in Ibadan signed by the police public relations officer in the State, Mr Adewale Osifeso.
The statement indicates that the arrest of the suspects, who recently robbed a new generation bank in Ibadan, was made easy with an intelligence-led and purposeful driven operation of the gallant officers of the Command.
According to the statement, the suspected criminal gang members are Abass Azeez ‘m’ 42yrs, Mayowa Kehinde ‘m’ 29yrs, contract staff/marketer with a new generation bank, Rildwan Eniola ‘m’ 33yrs, Mistura Akinade ‘f’ 33yrs, Abass Aderoju ‘m’ 41yrs and Akeem Adeniyi ‘m’ 37yrs.
The statement notes that the suspects were all nabbed at their Agara Odo-Ona hideout along Akala road after concluding plans to execute a bank robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis.
The statement further notes that the suspects have all confessed their various involvements in the criminal operations, which included arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering ahead of the proposes date of perpetrating the dastardly act.
It states further that comprehensive investigations are in progress to crackdown the criminal network and other accomplices.
The statement adds that in cases of emergency, the Command can be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll-free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614.
The NPF Rescue-Me App is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and I phone users respectively.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko has enjoined residents to continue to partner the Police in terms of providing timely and credible information valuable in curbing criminality and maintaining the relative tranquility enjoyed in the State.