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Ekiti: Gunmen Ambush Government Officials, Snatch N20m
Some accountants attached to the Cabinet Department of the Ekiti State Governor’s Office, have been attacked by six gunmen who snatched N20 million from them.
It was gathered that the gunmen ambushed the officials while returning from a bank at Government Secretariat Road, Ado-Ekiti, where they withdrew the money.
An eyewitness noted that the gunmen shot into the air before robbing the officials.
He said, “The officials were paymasters and accountants attached to the Cabinet Department of the Governor’s Office. They went to make withdrawal at the behest of their superiors and while returning, the robbers waylaid them at a place between the Chicken Republic and Fajuyi Park and dispossessed them of the huge cash.”
The robbery saw businesses in the area close up for their safety while commuters took to their heels.
There were rumours that a bank robbery was ongoing but the commissioner of police in the state, Babatunde Mobayo, told members of the public to disregard them.
Mobayo, in a statement signed by the Command spokesman, Sunday Abutu, said, “For clarity, the incident that occurred today (Wednesday) in Ado-Ekiti was about a driver of a Toyota Corolla car with about three other occupants who were accosted by a group of yet-to-be-identified hoodlums and dispossessed them of some amount of money.”
“Upon the receipt of the information, the Commander of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) led his operatives to the scene but by then, the hoodlums had fled the scene already.”
“However, some persons have been invited by the police for interrogation and further investigation while serious effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.”