The police in Ekiti State on Tuesday said a suspect they had earlier declared wanted, one Omotoyinbo Samuel, was responsible for last Friday’s robbery attack on Wema Bank in Iyin Ekiti in the Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner for Police, Tunde Mobayo, said police “investigation so far has revealed that Omotoyinbo Samuel actively participated in the bank robbery.”
Armed robbers had on Friday attacked the Wema Bank branch, broke the door with explosives and carted away undisclosed sum of money.
Mobayo, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, titled: ‘Wanted person,’ said, “The Ekiti State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that one Omotoyinbo Samuel has again been declared wanted by the Nigeria Police.
“He is suspected to have led the gang of armed robbers who recently attacked the branch of Wema Bank in Iyin-Ekiti. His real name is Omotoyinbo Samuel, but popularly called 11 in Ekiti State and Bado in Ondo State. He is an indigene of Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State, where the recent bank robbery incident took place.
“The command implores any person with useful information that could lead to his arrest to please contact the nearest police station or the SARS Department on 07031620186 or the PPRO on 09064050086.
The police had on September 18 declared Omotoyinbo wanted for “being suspected to have masterminded different bank robberies and kidnapping incidents in Ekiti and Ondo states” and placed N5m bounty on him.