Apprehension as Gunmen Attack Wema Bank in Okuku Osun
By Dipo Olowookere
There was pandemonium in Okuku town under Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State on Thursday afternoon as a result of a robbery incident.
Business Post gathered that the gunmen stormed a branch of a commercial bank in the town, Wema Bank Plc, which is along the Offa-Ilorin road. It was not certain if they carted away with cash during the unfortunate incident.
However, from the images from the scene seen by this newspaper, the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) point of the bank was destroyed by the robbers.
Reports said the Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr Wale Olokode, led a team of operatives to the scene of the robbery after it happened to access the situation and possibly comb the area for clues that could help the security officials to apprehend the suspects.
A resident of the town had posted on social media, specifically Twitter, a video of the bank after it was attacked by the hoodlums.
The person with the Twitter handle, @AjiOpeyemi, had claimed that the armed robbers killed two persons during the incident today. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
“This is Okuku, Osun State. Armed robbers came to rob Wema Bank. I hope the students and indigenes are safe. Two dead 🥺🥺 @ayemojubar @mbahdey4u @Tife_fabunmi pic.twitter.com/EMBpkKS3cp,” the Twitter user posted.
Okuku is a community tucked between Osun and Kwara States.