A four-man gang of armed robbers on Friday afternoon robbed a businessman $11million cash at the Oke-Sokori axis of Abeokuta metropolis, Ogun State capital.
The robbers, all clad in black T-shirt and Jean trousers, also wore black facemasks, brandished their riffles on the metropolitan street in an operation that lasted about three minutes only. They escaped the scene with their targeted money stacked in two ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bags after demobilising the car of the unsuspecting victim, an Hausa trader, who rode in a Toyota Venza salon car, marked: ABC 565 GN.
The victim, whose name could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, was returning to his base after an unsuccessful banking transaction where he had gone to deposit the foreign currency.
The Abeokuta-based Hausa trader told the police patrol team that he had earlier approached the Oke-Ilewo branch of a commercial bank for the purpose of depositing the money, but was turned back on the premise that the banking hours had lapsed.
While returning to his base, the dare-devil armed robbers struck. The Ogun State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident and assured journalists that operatives of the command were already on the trail of the criminals.
He also assured the people of Ogun State not to panic as there is no course for alarm; they should remain calm and go about their normal and routine businesses.