Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Two injured as dynamite explodes in Oyo bank

A policeman and resident were injured when fresh dynamite exploded at First Bank branch of Okeho, Oyo State on Thursday.

The bank was robbed by a gang on Wednesday but some of them were apprehended and burnt to death by an angry mob.

Two of them were arrested.

They had blown the security door open with dynamite fired from an AK 47 gun.

After gaining entry, they went for the strong room and made away with some cash, according to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi.

When the Commissioner of Police Nwachukwu Enwonwu, visited the scene on Thursday, a crowd of angry residents was said to have gathered requesting release of the detained robbers to them to set them ablaze.

But Enwonwu refused.

Fadeyi said the crowd remained with the policemen who had gone there to examine the equipment still left in the bank’s premises and assess extent of damage.

He said the CP appealed to the crowd to maintain a good distance to allow his men examine the premises but that they remained adamant.

Fresh dynamite exploded in the process, injuring a policeman and someone among the angry crowd.

Consequently, Fadeyi said some of the mob attempted to attack the police but the CP ordered his men to leave the scene to prevent degeneration to physical attacks.

He said two suspects had been brought to Ibadan for intensified investigation.

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