The Oyo State Police Command says it has foiled a bank robbery.
It added that the robbery was being planned by a gang allegedly in connivance with a contract worker of a new generation bank in Ibadan.
A female suspect and four others were also arrested by the police a day before the planned attack.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the Oyo State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, in a statement on Monday, said the suspects were picked from their hideout around the Odo Ona area of Ibadan following an intelligence report.
He added, “Preliminary investigation reveals that the criminal gang comprising of Abass Azeez, Mayowa Kehinde, contract staff/marketer with a new generation bank, Rildwan Eniola, Mistura Akinade, Abass Aderoju and Akeem Adeniyi were all nabbed at their Agara Odo-Ona hideout along Akala Expressway, Ibadan on Monday after concluding plans to execute a bloody bank robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis at the early hours of Tuesday.
“The suspects have all confessed their various involvements in the criminal operations which include arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering ahead of the proposed date of perpetrating the dastardly act.”