The Ekiti police command has confirmed the recovery of three abandoned vehicles by an armed robbery gang that invaded a bank in Iyin-Ekiti on Friday afternoon October 2, 2020.
This was disclosed in a statement, signed by Mr Sunday Abutu, the Ekiti State Police Public Public Relations Officer.
According to the statement , the list of items recovered are three vehicles, some Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), wraps of Indian hemp, alcoholic drinks and two cell phones.
The Ekiti State Police Command said that the armed robbers, reported to be ten in number invaded the Iyin-Ekiti branch of WEMA Bank at about 3:55 pm. They came in a Volkswagen Golf car, marked GED 906 AA, one Acura MDX Jeep, marked LSR 327 CD, and a Toyota Camry car with Reg. No GED 106 ER.
The command confirmed that an undisclosed amount of cash was taken away by the robbers. According to report, no casualty was recorded.
The statement reads “a swift reinforcement from the Police to the scene forced the robbers to retreat with the three vehicles. But the Police Operatives gave the armed robbers a hot chase, exchanged fire with them during which they abandoned the three vehicles and took to their heels into the forest.
The statement disclosed that “The Operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command which comprises the PMF, SARS, SAFER HIGHWAY as well as the local Vigilante group, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), are currently combing the bush for the possible arrest of the suspects.
“The command implores all the good people of Ekiti State to be vigilant and report to the nearest Police Station any suspicious movements or suspected persons or groups of persons they see in their Communities or call Police Control Room on phone Number 08062335577,” the statement said.