Robbers shoot man in Ibadan, cart away N1.7m

Two men suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday attacked a customer of a new generation bank at Ajibade area, along Mokola-Sango Road in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The robbers took away the sum of N1.7m from the victim.

The victim who has been taken to one of the hospitals in the area by a team of mobile policemen who later arrived the scene, was shot in both legs by one of the men believed to have traced him from Mokoka area to the bank where he planned to deposit the money.

He was said to have boarded a commercial motorcycle at Mokoka to Ajibade, a journey of less than one kilometer, after which he was accosted by the two men who also came in a motorcycle.

The victim who is currently responding to treatment said they asked him for the money with a threat to shoot him if he refused.

He was later shot in the legs in the process of handling over the money to the men of the underworld.

The victim while narrating his ordeal in the hospital said “I thought they were men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad; so, I explained to them that I was not a thief and that I was going to the bank.

“But one of them brought out a gun and when I delayed in handing over the money, he shot me on both legs. So, I gave the money to them,” said the victim.

However, efforts made by DAILY POST to get the reaction of the State Police command proved abortive as of the time of filling this report.

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