Police aborts robbers’ attempt to rob bank from tunnel

Posted by News Express | 19 October 2015 | 3,232 times

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Men of the Nigerian Police of the Ondo State command have foiled a robbery attempt in a first generation bank in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The state Police Commissioner, Mike Ogbodu who disclosed this to newsmen in Akure, said that some suspected  robbers had perfected plans to rob the bank by digging over 10 metres hole from the back of the bank into the bank.

Ogbodu explained that the tunnel was discovered by policemen on surveillance at the bank situated on the Ado-Owo road, adding that the command put in place adequate measure to foil the attempted robbery.

Items like diggers, cutlasses, hoes and shovels recovered at the scene, were shown to journalists by the police boss while conducted them round the bank premises.

The police boss, however, assured banks in the state of adequate security of their workers and customers, even as he urged authorities of the banks to be vigilant, with a promise to arrest the perpetrators of the criminal act.

Excerpted from Nigerian Tribune. Photo by Hakeem Gbadamosi shows the tunnel dug by suspected robbers at the back of a first generation bank in Alagbaka area of Akure, Ondo State.

Source: News Express

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