Ondo robbery: Police recovers N9m loot from dead armed robbers

Following the raid of four banks in Owo area of Ondo state last week, the  police have recovered N9 million from the bandits.

According to reports by Vanguard, two police women and four others,
including an ASP and seven civilians were killed by the robbers who stormed the
banks at about 4pm last Friday.
It was also recorded that the bank manager and his
deputy who reportedly refused to cooperate with bandits were also shot dead.
It was gathered that the robbers had trailed some cash that were
deposited in the banks, supposedly for last Saturday’s elections. The six robbers
were shot dead by policemen who engaged them in a shoot out that lasted for two
The gang also carted away with vehicles, including that of the DPO of the station, was
taken away but later recovered hours later after by the police. 23 assorted
fire arms, including 9000 rounds of ammunition, 11 dynamites, 100 magazines, ten
smoke hand grenade, three steel helments, police berets and uniforms, nine
exotic vehicles, were recovered from the robbers.
The Police Commissioner, Isaac Eke who confirmed the incident said that the command received information that armed men numbering over fifty in
several vehicles, wielding sophisticated weapons, had slipped into the state.
Eke said the robbers took over the police stations and four banks. He further said that a formidable reinforcement, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police from
Akure, the state capital, in charge of operations was dispatched .
After intense and protracted exchange of fire with the
robbers, one of them was arrested alive, while six others lost their lives from
gun shot wounds.
The police commissioner said one Sony video camera with which
the robbers recorded their dastardly act by themselves were equally recovered.
He vowed to arrest those that “managed to escape with bullet wounds towards
the boundary of Ondo with Edo/Kogi states.’’
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