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Police declare Ekiti bank robbery mastermind wanted

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Police Command in Ekiti state, has declared one Omotoyinbo Samuel wanted in connection with the Friday robbery attack on a commercial bank in Iyin-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of the state.

The command in a statement on Tuesday by Sunday Abutu, its Public Relations Officer, said Samuel was suspected to have led the robbery attack on the Iyin-Ekiti branch of the Wema Bank.

According to the statement, our investigations so far revealed how Omotoyinbo Samuel actively participated in the Bank robbery as mastermind and other robberies, kidnapping and murder incidents in Ekiti and Ondo States.

“His real name is Omotoyinbo Samuel, but popularly called ELEVEN (11) in Ekiti State and BADO in Ondo State.

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“He is an indigene of Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti State where the recent bank robbery incident took place.

“The Command implored any person with useful information that could lead to his arrest to please contact the nearest Police Station or the SARS Department on 07031620186 or the PPRO on 09064050086,” the statement added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that robbers allegedly numbering about 10 and heavily armed stormed the Iyin-Ekiti branch of WEMA Bank at about 3:55p.m with Volkswagen Golf with registration number GED 906 AA, one Acura MDX Jeep with registration number LSR 327 CD and a Toyota Camry with Reg. No GED 106 ER.

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The robbers allegedly overpowered the policemen attached to the bank due to their large number before gaining entrance into the bank.

Although undisclosed amount of cash was said to have been carted away during the operation, no casualty was recorded.

Three vehicles allegedly abandoned by the armed robbers were also recovered by police with some Improvised Explosive Device, IEDs, some raps of Indian hemp, alcoholic drinks and two handsets.


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