Kwara police arrest man for alleged bank robbery

September 10, 2019
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Kwara state police command Tuesday arrested a middle aged man for alleged allegedly robbing a new generation bank in Ilorin, the state capital.

The robbery suspect was said to have entered the banking hall and started collecting money on counter.

It was also later discovered that the bank ‘thief’ is a psychologically imbalanced young man

It was gathered security men later took him to a psychiatric home in the state capital.
The news of the ‘robbery’ incident spread like wildfire in the metropolis of Ilorin, as residents became jittery and apprehensive of security situation.

Speaking on the development, spokesperson of the command Ajayi Okasanmi described the robbery report as false alarm, Mr. Okasanmi said: “Kwara state police command wishes to inform the general public of the unfounded news going round that armed robbers invaded a bank in Tanke area of Ilorin this morning, this has brought about some level of panic and agitation in the people.

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“The command wishes to state that, what actually transpired was that, a man strayed into the said Bank, and started packing monies on the bank Counter which eventually led to commotion in the banking hall. Police men came in and arrested the suspect who was promptly taken away, preliminary investigation however revealed that the suspect is of unsound mind.

“Meanwhile peace has been restored and aggressive patrols of Ilorin has been ordered by the Commissioner of police Kayode Egbetokun, to further instill confidence on members of the public and especially Banks in the State.

“Finally, members of the public are advised to be conscious of happening around them and report any suspicions movement to the police.”

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