Two Police, Two Special Constabularies, One Other killed in Osun Police Division/ Banks Robbery Attempt
Two policeman and two special constabularies were shot dead on Wednesday during an attempted bank robbery in Apomu/Ikire communities in Osun State.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, Yemisi Opalola disclosed in a statement that an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Osho Oluranti, an Inspector, Lekan Olalere; two Special Constabularies, Oladeni Olalekan, and Oyedeji Muyideen were killed by the armed robbers.
She added that another person whose identity was yet to be identified was also killed in the process.
According to the statement, “The Armed Robbers numbering about Thirty-five(35) came in about Five(5) Vehicles, Simultaneously attacked Ikire Divisional Police HQ and the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) pinned down at Ikoyi-Osun with several explosive devices and several gun firing in a bid to subdue the capacity of the Police while attempting to Rob First Bank Ikire and Access Bank Apomu respectively.
“It is unfortunate that ASP Osho Oluranti, Inspector Lekan Olalere, Two (2) Special Constabularies; namely Oladeni Olalekan, and Oyedeji Muyideen were shot dead in the process.
“On sighting the overwhelming Policemen Comprising: Prompt response Response Unit (PRU), CP’s Surveillance team, IRT Operatives, STS, 39 PMF, JTF, along with the local Security outfits,who swiftly engaged them in a fierce gun duel, the Robbers began to flee.
While escaping, they shot sporadically, and regrettably three (3) Civilians were shot namely; Toheeb Oyebola, Temilorun Adebiyi and one other, (whose identity is not yet known), all male.”
The statement however noted that the robbery attempt on the banks was foiled as the assailants fled in the bush with gunshot wounds, abandoning two vehicles they used for the operation.
“They did not succeed robbing any of the banks. The assailants fled to the bush with gun shot wounds, abandoning two of the operational vehicles they came with.
“All the Corpses deposited at Oluyoro Catholic Hospital morgue, Apomu.
Efforts is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing Suspects.” The statement added.