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Blast wounds two at scene of Oyo bank robbery



Two persons were injured when suspected dynamite abandoned at the scene of Wednesday’s foiled bank robbery exploded in Okeho, Kajola local government area of Oyo State.

The spokesman of the state police command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident to journalists on Thursday.

He said a policeman and one civilian were injured in the blast.

Suspected armed robbers had on Wednesday attacked a First Bank branch in Okeho where they blew the door with dynamite after gaining entry into the premises.

However, three of the armed robbers were apprehended and set ablaze by some angry youths in the area.

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Fadeyi said the explosion occurred when the state’s Commissioner of Police, Nwachuckwu Enwonwu, visited the bank to assess the extent of damage on Thursday.

According to him, a crowd of angry residents, who had gathered at the bank, asked the police commissioner to release the arrested armed robbers for them to also set ablaze, but he refused.

Fadeyi said the crowd remained with the policemen who had gone inside the bank to examine the equipment and assess the extent of damage after the robbery.

He added: “The new dynamite exploded in the process, injured a policeman and one of those in the crowd.”

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