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10 chilling revelations from the Ikorodu bank robbery

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Shivers were sent down the spine of residents of Ebute-Ipakodo, Ikorodu area of Lagos on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, as daredevil armed robbers stormed two banks and carted away millions of naira in cash. encomium.ng presents some must-read facts about the raid which bore semblance to the March 2015 robbery in Lekki also in Lagos…

1.Two banks were raided, Zenith and First banks. More alarmingly, a police station is just across the road
2.According to reports, the gang was led by a young lady. Talk about what a man can do…
3.The raid lasted for all of one hour between 9 and 10am
4.The bandits numbered to 10, that’s according to the Lagos Police
Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Kenneth Nwosu. Reports, however, peg the figure at 16
5.Four persons were injured in the attack, including a teenage apprentice ‘vulcanizer’
6.The robbers burnt three Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) which they drove to the banks. And that was after they had removed the number plates
7.The robbers made away with N80m from the raid. N20m of which was meant to be loaded to the Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
8.Witnesses claim the gang was the same set that robbed the area some three weeks ago to this attack
9.Police have offered N5m for information which would aid the arrest of the bandits. This was announced by the PPRO
10.The robbers escaped through the Ongin jetty along the Kosoko waterfront


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