Police Launch Manhunt For Robbers Who killed Bank Customer In Bayelsa



By Our Reporter

The police in Bayelsa Sate have launched a manhunt for the armed robbers who shot dead a bank customer,  Emmanuel Omomo and carted away his money at the premises of a new generation bank along the Sani Abacha Expressway, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr Asinim Butswat, ‘the police authorities in the state will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that  the unidentified gunmen who shot the bank customer in Yenagoa are apprehended’

He continued , “The unfortunate incident occurred on July 3, 2020, at about 1000 hours, on the premises of a new generation bank in Yenagoa when a customer was accosted by gunmen after he withdrew money.

“The armed robbers who came in a black Toyota Camry car accosted the customer one  Emmanuel Omomo ‘m’, when he came out of the bank after making the withdrawals, shot him, collected all the money in his possession and zoomed off.

“The victim was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, where he was confirmed dead.”

National WAVES gathered that the customer was trailed possibly from another bank and attacked immediately he alighted from a tricycle (Keke) in front of the bank.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and he was rushed to the hospital immediately afterwards but unfortunately, he did not make it as he was confirmed dead minutes later.

A source who claimed to be in the bank premises when the incident occurred said that after the blockade, the bandits ordered Omomo to hand over the bag containing the money to them but he refused to release the bag containing the money, a situation which reportedly angered the robbers.

“When they tried to forcefully take the bag from Omomo, he refused and ran out of the tricycle to the bank premises towards the queue.

“it was at that point that the infuriated robbers pursued their victim and shot him several times.

“The robbers, who were allegedly armed with AK 47 rifles shot indiscriminately to scare other customers in the queue and escaped in a waiting vehicle.”



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