Olayiwola, who was arrested by soldiers in Ika land on Tuesday, 23rd April,
2013 after a foild robbery attempt at the Ecobank branch in Boji-Boji, Owa has
been given six months jail term by the Magistrate Court at Owa-Oyibu.
The bank thief who hails from Ibadan, Oyo
State, was handed to Owa-Oyibu Police Division, Owa-Oyibu by soldiers, for the
law to take its course.
Speaking, the Divisional Police Officer
in charge of Owa-Oyibu Police station, DSP Ignatius Nnaji told Ika Weekly
correspondent that Olayiwola was charged to court by the station after a
detailed investigation was carried out on him.
According to him, “the six months jail
term by the magistrate court, Owa-Oyibu was read to Olayiwola after he pleaded
guilty to the charge.” He stated that the bank thief who was arraigned in court
on the 29th of April, 2013 is now cooling his head in Agbor Prison.
The Owa-Oyibu DPO used the opportunity to
warn all those indulging in crime including budding and entrenched cultists in
the area to flee. He affirmed that himself and his men are ever ready to bring
the hoodlums to book. According to Nnaji, “I will always synergize with the
army and other security agents in my jurisdiction to bring law breakers to
justice. Let everyone in my jurisdiction engage themselves in meaningful work.”
It will be recalled that Ika Weekly
newspaper Vol.3:No. 264 of Saturday April 27
to Saturday May 4, 2013 that Bakare Olayiwola, came to Ecobank on Monday
22nd April, 2013 at about 3pm and made straight to the bank toilet where he
bore a hole in the ceiling and hid himself until the bank closed for the day.
He confessed that when all the workers had closed for the day’s work, he came
down from the ceiling and ransacked the banking hall all through the night but
could not find any money. Unfortunately, there was no way for him to get out of
However, the hide out of Olayiwola was
made known when a cleaner in the bank who wanted to clean one of the toilets
discovered that it was locked from the inside. After some minutes of waiting,
she raised an alarm and Olayiwola, who refused to come out through the door of
the toilet went back into the ceiling to see if he could escape.
The bank management had to alert the
soldiers who forced the door open and ordered him to come down from the ceiling
or he will be shot. The bank thief who was initially unyielding came down after
the soldiers threatened to shoot him. According to the thief, “I slept in the
bank till the following morning. In the morning I went back to the toilet as
there was no way out for me.”
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