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Armed Rubbers Waylay Man In Ilorin, Cart Away Millions Of Naira

By Adeshina Precious

...Police Confirm Daylight Robbery

Gunmen in broad daylight Monday afternoon attacked one Mr Abu Sifau in his Lexus car at Sabo-Oke, Sokoto Street in the Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State and carted away cash worth millions of naira from his vehicle.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Okasanmi Ajayi said “The matter has been directed to state Criminal Investigation Department, CID, for discreet investigation”

According to eye witness account, the daylight robbery occurred near abandoned refuse disposal truck at Sokoto street of Sabo-oke area around 1 pm in full glare of residents, shop owners and pedestrians around the area.

It was also gathered that the armed robbers, numbering four, wore facemasks and fired gunshots to scare people before pouncing on their target.

One of the eyewitnesses narrated that the hoodlums, who were in Toyota Camry (Muscle) car, had trailed a Lexus car marked, “Sarkin Samarin Bacita” on the number plate with two occupants inside at the time of the incident.

“The car should be that of a traditional title holder in Bacita in the Edu local government area of the state. The Lexus car was going on the street, with two people inside the vehicle when suddenly the Toyota Camry (muscle) with about four guys in mask, heavily armed, overtook it and carted away cash said to be about N6million inside a bag”.

The eyewitness, who said that no one was injured in the attack, added that some Police officers later accompanied the two victims to the scene of the robbery to carry out investigation.

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