General News

One dies in Osun bank robbery

ONE person was feared dead on Tuesday, in Osun State, as suspected armed robbers attacked a new generation bank in Iree, Boripe Local Government Area.

It was learnt that the robbers arrived at the bank, located beside the palace of Aragbiji of Iragbiji at about 3:00pm and operated for about 30 minutes.

An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said one person was killed during the robbery, while an unspecified amount of money was carted away.

According to the witness, the Police station located around the bank was also attacked.

Also, it was learnt that the robbers shot sporadically into the air and engaged the police in a gun duel before they fled the scene and escaped through Ada Road.

Spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident stating that a tactical team have been deployed to trail the armed robbers.

The bank serves both Ikirun, Iragbiji, Iree, Ada, Okuku and other adjoining towns since a commercial bank in Ikirun was viciously attacked by armed robbers in 2016 and another incident of bank robbery in Iree town some months back.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button