Benin — Edo State Police Command is investigating some senior officials of the two new generation banks in Igarra, Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state, where some dare-devil robbers attempted to rob last Friday.
It was learnt that the police is investigating how the robbers got the information that huge sums of money arrived the banks that Friday.
It will be recalled that the robbers stormed Igarra with three vehicles, and prior to their visit to the banks, they attacked the police station at Igarra with dynamite before heading to the banks.
However, the bank robbery was foiled after the police in Igarra got reinforcement and support from members of the vigilante group in the area. Two of the vigilante members, Kehinde Julius and Eshovo Ukonga, were shot by the robbers and are currently receiving treatment in hospital.
At press time, one of the suspected robbers, who escaped into the caves with gunshot injuries had been caught by the police and members of the vigilante group in the community. Vanguard was informed that the robbers allegedly came from Kogi State.