by Femi Makinde, Ado-Ekiti

 


ROBBERS on Sunday morning attacked a branch of a first generation bank on Ajilosun Street in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Our correspondent learnt that the robbers numbering about eight, invaded the bank around 2am, overpowered and locked up two guards inside the bank’s security post.

Witnesses said the robbers gained entry through a window at the back of the banking hall.

Although it was not clear if they succeeded in stealing money from the bank, one of the Automated Teller Machines installed in the premises was destroyed.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Victor Babayemi, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone, said the police prevented the hoodlums from entering  the strongroom.

He said, “There was a burglary incident at the UBA on Ajilosun Street. The robbers gained entry after tying the two guards and locking them up. The robbers entered through one of the windows at the back but  a call was put across to our patrol team which responded immediately.

“They left the bank having sensed that our men were coming to the bank.

“They could not gain entry to the strongroom and they escaped before our men arrived  the scene.”

He said the police had got useful information which  was being used to trail the hoodlums.

Some robbers had about two months ago stormed a branch of another bank in Ifaki and carted away money but nobody was killed despite the heavy shooting.

 

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