Friday, December 1, 2023

Offa Robbery: Bank Sacks 5 Staff

The management of one of the robbed commercial banks in Offa, Kwara State, has reportedly sacked five of its workers. The employees were dismissed for releasing Closed Circuit Television footage of the robbery to the public.

Punch quoted a source in the bank as saying that the management viewed the release of the footage without official approval as “gross indiscipline,” which was capable of affecting the security and image of the bank.

A video clip of the incident was later circulated revealing how the robbers entered one of the banks.

According to the newspaper, the management of the bank was surprised at how the video got into public space and sacked five of its workers last Friday.

This is also a the Kwara State Police Command has declared that the Nigeria Police Force would deal with any one linked with the robbery.

The State Public Police Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi spoke in response to reports that the Divisional Crime Officer and the Divisional Police Officer of the Offa Police Station allegedly failed to take necessary actions before the robbers attacked.

It was also said that the robbers only collected the phones of the DPO and the DCO and allowed them to escape.

Okasanmi said both civilians and uniformed men linked to the incident would not go scot-free.

While saying that investigation was ongoing, he noted that the police were determined to get to the root of “persistent robberies” in Offa.

“Whether civilian or police, whoever is found culpable would be dealt with accordingly,” he added.

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