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Police launch manhunt for suspects behind Ekiti bank robbery


The Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Ognndare Dare, has vowed to apprehend the perpetrators behind a brazen daylight bank robbery that occurred in Ikere-Ekiti on Wednesday.

In a press release via the command’s official account, Dare expressed his displeasure over the incident and ordered a comprehensive investigation to ensure the swift arrest and prosecution of the culprits.

The armed robbery, which targeted two new-generation banks, reportedly took place around 4:30 p.m.

The assailants used dynamite to blow open the doors of the banks and successfully escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. Sources indicated that three people were feared dead as a result of the attacks.

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In response to the incident, Dare, in the late-night press release, assured the public that the police would not rest until the perpetrators faced the full consequences of the law.

He called for calm and urged citizens to continue their lawful activities.

The police statement reads partly, “The Commissioner calls for calm and implores everyone to go about their lawful businesses as the command will not rest until the hoodlums are made to face the full wrath of the law.”

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While commiserating with the affected families, Dare extended his wishes for a quick recovery to those currently receiving medical treatment. He emphasized the commitment of the police to bring the culprits to justice.

The statement also provided contact information for individuals with useful information about the identities or whereabouts of the armed robbers to assist in the ongoing investigation.

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Dare urged citizens to contact the police through the provided GSM numbers: 08062335577, 07031620186, 08033470524, 07032152150, and 09064050086.

Meanwhile, the police’s tactical squads and the military, deployed to the scene immediately after receiving information, recovered three abandoned vehicles and two motorcycles used in the operation before the assailants fled into the bush.

The recovered vehicles and motorcycles have been taken to the police station for further investigation.