Crime

Robbers Attack, Kill Man, Cart Away 446,000 Naira

A middle-aged man, Taoreed Olusola, on Monday, was shot by two yet to be identified men after being attacked on a motorbike on Government House road, Secretariat, Ibadan.

It was gathered that the man was being trailed by the two men from a bank after withdrawing the sums of 150,000 and 296,000 naira respectively.

The two suspected armed robbers were reported to have followed Taoreed closely to the spot, before descending on him to dispossess him of the money.

Taoreed, in the confusing situation, did not however know where to turn to but swiftly passed through the Government House road from where the assailants attacked him, shot him twice and dispossessed him of the money he went to collect in the bank and also made a getaway with the victim’s motorbike.

At the scene of the incident, bloodstains on some parts of the road, indicated that Taoreed crawled to the side of the road where he was helped by passers-by to the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, (UCH), by the officials of the Oyo State Environmental Task Force in their vehicle.

When contacted on the telephone, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, said he was yet to confirm the incident, noting that he was at an official assignment to monitor the ongoing recruitment exercise by the police.

It was also confirmed that the victim has given up the ghost and his remains have been deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital Mortuary, Ring road, Ibadan.

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