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Armed Robbers Invade Alaafia Estate, Injured Six, Cleared Victims Accounts Via POS

A gang of armed robbers invaded Alaafia Estate, Orogun, Ibadan around 11 pm on Sunday.

The robbers were reported to have raided the estate between 11 pm on Sunday and 2 am on Monday.

Reports say the suspected robbers robbed their victims of valuables running into millions of naira.

Earlier some robbers robbed a Superintendent of Police living in the estate during an attack on three flats.

During the Sunday operation, the robbers went away money, laptops, mobile phones and ATM cards.

They were armed with machetes, guns and other dangerous weapons, broke into the estate through the carnal linking the neighbourhood to Barika, Agbowo and Orogun.

At least 20 families were victims of these robbers. One of the victims, whose name was simply given as Peter, sustained machete cuts on his left hand while his wife was said to have been beaten with a machete.

The robbers used POS machines that they brought to make withdrawals and later went away with other ATM cards belonging to their victims as they were unable to transfer money due to network failure.

Some of the residents said that at House 25, the robbers destroyed several properties on the allegation that the inhabitants peeped to watch their activities through the window.

A resident said, “As they battled to break into the house, one of them was telling the other that someone was peeping through the window. They threatened that we would see hell.”

The robbers took to their heels as the Officers from the Ojoo Police Division approached the estate. Four machetes and a locally made pistol were said to have been recovered from the scene of the robbery.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Mr Adewale Osifeso, said, “In response to a distress call received on the early hours of Monday, 31/05/2021 at about 0300hours by residents of Alafia Estate, Ojoo area of Ibadan, a team of operational and intelligence assets were swiftly deployed to the area.

“On sighting the Police, the hoodlums fled the scene after they were thoroughly resisted. In the process, a pistol was recovered along with three cutlasses and a bag containing both male undergarments and Sim cards.

“Efforts are actively ongoing to apprehend the culprits and, as well, crackdown their criminal chain please.”

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