Emerging report indicates that about N20 million belonging to the Ekiti State Governor’s office, Kayode Fayemi, was reportedly snatched by armed robbers in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital.
The money was reportedly in the possession of the Accountants from the Cabinet Department. They had gone to a commercial Bank to withdraw the cash.
Witnesses revealed that the money was snatched by the armed robbers, along Secretariat Road, in the capital city, as they were returning to the Governor’s office.
A source said: “The staff were paymasters and Accountants attached to the Cabinet Department of the Governor’s office.
“They went to make a withdrawal at the behest of their superior, and while returning, the robbers waylaid them at a place between the Chicken Republic and Fajuyi Park, and dispossessed them of the huge cash.”
It was further learnt that the armed robbers shot sporadically into the air, as they escaped through the GRA area, to Ilawe road.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Babatunde Mobayo, only confirmed that ”some persons were robbed of huge sums of money”. He also said that the incident did not occur at a Bank.
Mobayo’s statement, which was signed on his behalf by the State Police Spokesperson, Sunday Abutu, reads: ”Some persons had been invited for interrogation in connection with the crime.
“For clarity, the incident that occurred today (Wednesday) in Ado-Ekiti, was about a Driver of a Toyota Corolla car, with about 3 other occupants, who were accosted by a group of yet to be identified hoodlums, and dispossessed them of some amount of money.
“Upon the receipt of the information, the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, RRS, led his Operatives to the scene, but the hoodlums had fled the scene already.
“Meanwhile, some persons have been invited by the Police for interrogation, and further investigation, while serious effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.”
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