Thursday 14 December 2023

Ikere-Ekiti robbery: Police recover vehicles, motorcycles

The  Police Command in Ekiti,  says it has recovered three vehicles and two motorcycles used by the Armed Robbers that invaded Ikere-Ekiti, killing three people during bank robberies in the town.

This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Sunday Abutu on Thursday in Ado- Ekiti.

The command is on the trail of the fleeing suspects who abandoned the vehicles after a hot chase by men of the command.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP OGUNDARE DARE, has also visited the scene of armed robbery incident at Ikere-Ekiti for an on-the-spot assessment.

The commissioner, who expressed  displeasure over the ugly incident, directed the Ikere Area Commander and all the Tactical Teams within the command to ensure the perpetrators were trailed, arrested and brought to book.

While commiserating with the family members of those who were fatally affected and wishing those currently receiving treatment in the hospital a quick recovery, the commissioner called for calm and implored everyone to go about their lawful businesses as the command would not rest until the hoodlums were made to face the full wrath of the law.

Meanwhile, the command’s tactical squads as well as the military who were deployed to the scene on Wednesday, Dec. 13, immediately information was received, engaged the hoodlums who abandoned the three vehicles and two motorcycles they used for the operation and escaped into the bush. The vehicles and motorcycles were recovered to the station.

The commissioner enjoined  anyone with useful information concerning the identities and/or whereabouts of armed hoodlums to contact the following GSM numbers: 08062335577, 07031620186, 08033470524, 07032152150, 09064050086.


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