Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police Command in Oyo State has arrested three more members of the gang that allegedly robbed the First Bank branch in Okeho, Kajola Local Government Area of the state.
Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
The Police PRO made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan.
It would be recalled that the robbers had attacked the bank on Wednesday July 29, carting away an undisclosed amount of money.
However, Fadeyi, who said that the total number of suspects so far arrested in connection with the robbery; was now five, added that they were being interrogated by the Special Anti-Robbey Squad in Ibadan.
He revealed that the suspects were arrested with the cooperation of vigilance group members; as well as hunters and residents of the community.
The robbers had used dynamite to blow open the security doors of the bank.
Thereafter, they gained entry and also killed a police sergeant in the process.
The robbers, who came in an 18-seater bus, were later chased by members of a vigilance group; resulting in their bus somersaulting due to over-speeding.
Subsequently, three of the robbers were set ablaze by an angry mob while others escaped.