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ROBBERS INVADE IBADAN’S ALAAFIA ESTATE WITH POS MACHINES

Armed robbers reportedly invaded Alaafia Estate, Orogun, Ibadan and raided the estate between 11:00 pm on Sunday and 02:00 am on Monday.

The robbers were said to have dispossessed their victims of valuable items running into millions of naira; laptops, mobile phones and ATM cards.

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

One of the victims reportedly sustained machete cuts on his left hand while his wife was said to have been beaten with machete.

The robbers used POS machines which they brought to make withdrawals from their victms accounts and later went away with of the ATM cards belonging to their victims.

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.”

Men of the Ojoo Police Division stormed the esate and on sighting them, the robbers took to their heels.

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, crack down their criminal chain please.”

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