The Oyo State Police Command has foiled a bank robbery planned by a criminal gang in connivance with a contract worker of a new generation bank in Ibadan.

A female suspect and four others were also arrested by the police, who foiled the planned attack hatched a day before the hoodlums struck.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, disclosed this in a statement made available to our correspondent on Monday.

Osifeso said the suspects were picked from their hideout around Odo Ona area of Ibadan based on information.

The statement read, “The Oyo State Police Command, in an intelligence-led and purpose-driven operation, has identified, tracked and apprehended members of a criminal gang who specialised in carrying out well-coordinated robbery attacks on banks.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the criminal gang comprising of Abass Azeez ‘m’ 42yrs, Mayowa Kehinde ‘m’ 29yrs contract staff/marketer with a new generation bank, Rildwan Eniola ‘m’ 33yrs, Mistura Akinade ‘f’ 33yrs, Abass Aderoju ‘m’ 41yrs and Akeem Adeniyi ‘m’ 37yrs were all nabbed at their Agara Odo-Ona hideout along Akala Expressway, Ibadan on Monday June 13, 2022 at about 2100hrs after concluding plans to execute a bloody bank robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis in the early hours of Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

“The suspects have all confessed their various involvements in the criminal operations which include arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering ahead of the proposed date of perpetrating the dastardly act.”

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