Police declare suspected Ekiti bank robbery mastermind wanted

October 8, 2020
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The Ekiti State Police Command has declared Omtoyinbo Samuel, pictured above, wanted for allegedly masterminding the bank robbery incident in Iyin-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state last week.

A 10-man robbery gang last Friday, October 2, stormed a bank in the community, blew open the security doors with explosives and carted away several millions of naira in an operation which lasted about 40 minutes.

In a statement released, the spokesperson of the state police command, Sunday Abutu, said an investigation revealed that the suspect who is currently on the run, and an indigene of Iyin Ekiti, had masterminded bank robberies and kidnapping in Ekiti and Ondo states. He appealed to members of the public to avail the police with useful information that can help in the arrest of the suspect.

”Our investigation has revealed how Omotoyinbo Samuel actively participated in the bank robbery as mastermind and other robberies, kidnapping and murder incidents in Ekiti and Ondo states.

“He is popularly called “Eleven” in Ekiti State and “Bado” in Ondo State,” Abutu said, adding that anyone with information on him should contact the nearest police station or the SARS Department on 07031620186 or the PPRO on 09064050086”.

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