A robbery attack by a gang of armed robbers on a new generation bank in Ode-Omu Osun State on Tuesday led to the death of one person while several others sustained injuries as a police post was also attacked.
Sources say the armed robbers numbering about nine, who came in three vehicles, on arrival at the town attacked the police post located on the outskirts of the community before proceeding to the bank in order to ensure the police does not disturb their operation.
About N10 million and $6,000 were said to have been carted away in the robbery.
Police say one passer-by identified as Tirimisiyu was hit by the robbers’ stray bullet and died on the spot while others sustained various degrees of injury.
Confirming the incident, the Osun State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, said the DPO Gbongan on hearing about the incident moved to the scene of the robbery with a team of patrol men, adding that the robbers had escaped before their arrival.