The burning of bank robbers in Oyo State yesterday has elicited some angry reactions from Nigerians on social media. Robbers were reported to have invaded a First Bank branch using dynamites explosive to gain entry. After the robbery they were said to meet the waiting hands of daring youths who responded to their attack.
The bank robbers in Oyo met their Waterloo and were meted jungle justice.
The police public relations officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, gave an account of what transpired while assuring the people of OYO Strate of the preparedness of the police to protect lives and property.
Fadeyi in the statement issued on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu said, “The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc wishes to state that today 29th July, 2020 at about 1658hrs, there was a bank robbery in which daredevil armed bandits who came with white 18-seater bus invaded First bank Okeho in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State with an intent to rob.
“The armed robbers who gained entrance into the bank used dynamites and AK-47 riffles shots to blow the bank security door. The robbery which was responded to by the Police Tactical teams and collaborative efforts of the Vigilante and hunters yielded results.”
“Consequent upon this, three (3) of the robbers who were arrested when the 18-seater bus had an accident and somersaulted, were thereafter set ablaze by the angry mob when they attempted to escape the scene of the accident.
“Immediately the Commissioner of Police got wind of the dastardly acts, he further directed that all the Police Tactical teams including the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).Mobile Police Force (PMF 72) and Police personnel from Okeho Area Command and nearby Divisions to be on the trail of other members of the fleeing robbers who escaped in different directions.
“The Commissioner of Police while condemning this dastardly act assures the good citizens of Oyo State of the Police preparedness to protect lives and properties before, during and after the Sallah celebrations.
“He urged the good people of Oyo State to go about their lawful businesses. Without any fear of molestation or threat from any quarters as the Police is on top of the situation, while he solicits credible information from members of the public to enable us clamp down on crimes and criminalities in Oyo State”.
Nigerians React – Calls For Same on Politicians
There was angry reaction to the jungle justice applied to the bank robbers by the youth of Oyo. The angry Nigerians based their reactikon on the fact that politicians are doing worst stealing but nothing happens to them. Some call the youth hypocrites as they patronize criminal politicians.
@uchedarksam said: ” So these guys got burnt alive for robbing First Bank in Oyo, but a politician stole billions and was cheered by the same Nigerian youths. Can you all now see that all of us so called Nigerian youths are funny. Untill we receive sense, Nigeria will never be better.”
On his part, @wole_dare wonders why we still have armed robbers today when there are so many cool ways to make money without having to carry a gun or shoot anybody.” Could he be referring to yahoo yahoo and other scam devices? Hmmm. . . that’s still criminal.
@VictorEjikeme4 asked; “It doesn’t end in setting ablaze robbers who came to rob First Bank. But how many politicians who looted away all your destinies and prospects away have you given same treatment? Worst hypocrites reside in this country.
@FestusGreen asked: When would we begin to dish out same treatment to politicians that have been robbing us blind, even before independence?”