Ex-Banker Arrested for armed Robbery says He was invited to buy car in Osun



Former Banker apprehended for armed robbery had said that he was invited to buy a car in Osun State by a frined which he named as Ibadan.

Moses Keffi, a 38 years old man is a former employee of a second generation bank, he was was nabbed on Thursday at Osu/Ile-Ife Expressway for armed robbery.

He was nabbed by the police alongside with Odeyemi Oluwafemi and Isah Lawal for allegedly hijack two truck at gunpoint.

Omokoshaban learn that one of the truck was loaded with toiletries, they were arrested on January 14, 2021 at about 4am.

Keffi, who speak to newsmen when he was paraded alongside with two other suspects by the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Wale Olokode, said that he lost his job last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, he further said that he had keep himself busy with business since then.

Keffi stated, “I left Lagos on Wednesday around 4pm and got to Osun State very late. When I got to Lagere, I called but ‘Ibadan’ said he was no longer in Lagere and said he would call a driver to bring me to where he was.

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“After about 40 minutes, a vehicle came to pick me. ‘Ibadan’ was communicating with me with the driver’s phone. I was taken to where ‘Ibadan’ was waiting and I saw two trucks. He said I should check and choose the one I wanted to buy. But I told him I wanted to buy a car and not a truck.

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“He said I should get into the truck. While that was going on, I saw police vehicles come to the scene and I fled into the bush. I was later arrested by the police.”

But Olokode, while briefing newsmen on how the suspects were arrested said, “On January 14, 2021 around 4am, a gang of robbers fully armed with guns and other weapons invaded the Osu/lle-lfe Expressway and attacked innocent motorists plying the road and hijacked at gunpoint two trucks.

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“One of the trucks, an Iveco with number plate DTM 19 AX, was loaded with toiletries worth millions of naira, and one DAF 75 truck with number plate JJI 445 XT loaded with empty sacks of cocoa beans were attacked by the suspects.

“The victims were also robbed of their valuables such as mobile phones and the sum of N130,000. The JTF and police patrol team in the area were quickly alerted and they immediately swung into action and arrested the suspects.”


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