- A commercial bank affected by the recent robbery in Offa, Kwara has sacked five of its workers
- The employees were accused of leaking a CCTV footage of the bloody robbery incident
One of the five commercial banks attacked by a gang of robbers in Offa, Kwara state, has terminated the appointment of five members of its staff for allegedly leaking the CCTV footage of the robbery to the public.
Not long after the April 5 robbery incidents where no less than fifty people were reportedly killed, a video clip of the incident had gone viral, showing how the robbers entered one of the banks.
Punch reports that the management of the bank was surprised at how the video got into public space and sacked five of its workers last Friday.
The Kwara state Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the Nigeria Police Force would also deal with anyone linked to the robbery. Okasanmi said both civilians and uniformed men linked to the incident would not go scot-free.
He said: “Whether civilian or police, whoever is found culpable would be dealt with accordingly."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that twelve suspects arrested in connection with the Offa bank robbery who are currently being interrogated by the police, were apprehended via tracking of mobile phones which they collected from victims.
The stolen phones were given to their girlfriends, after they had carried out the robbery operation.
NAIJ.com gathers that the interrogation of the girlfriends was what led to the arrest of the suspects in Abeokuta, Lagos and Ibadan. Before carrying out that operation, the suspects were also discovered to have been in and out of jail.
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