Robbers Kill Bank Manager, Three Others In Ekiti

Band of armed robbers stormed two commercial banks in Otun Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State and killed a bank manager, a cashier, a bank security officer.

They also attacked the palace of the traditional monarch in the area and killed the palace security late Thursday night.

The gang of robbers also attacked a petrol station and carted away huge sum of money with some of the workers seriously injured.

Speaking, the Oore of Otun who is also the paramount ruler of Moba land, Oba Adedapo Oladele Popoola said the robbers invaded the community like rampaging terrorists.


“They killed, maimed and left with huge sum of money from the banks and petrol station. I thought they were Boko Haram when I was hearing gunshots that lasted for hours,” he said.

The monarch said that his security guard who had resumed for night duty was killed while a bank manager, one cashier and bank security guard were also killed in the robbery.

The state’s police command’s spokesman, Alberto Adeyemi confirmed the incident. He disclosed that investigation into the robbery had officially commenced, adding that the remains of the attacked victims have been deposited at the General Hospital in Usi Ekiti.

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