Gunmen rob 25 Oyo estate households, steal money with POS machine

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numbering about 20 were said to have invaded Alaafia Estate at Orogun area of Ibadan, Oyo capital, dispossessing residents of their and other valuables.

It was gathered that hoodlums used Point of Sale machines to transfer from accounts of some residents, who did not have cash.

They were said to have collected Personal Identification Numbers and went away with cards of some when they could not transfer from their ’ accounts due to network failure.

The robbers, it was gathered, had stormed the estate about two weeks before the Sunday , which was said to have lasted from 11pm on Sunday to about 2am on .

Our correspondent gathered that about 25 families were robbed during the Sunday attack.

The were said to have angrily destroyed properties at House 25, where they accused some of the occupants of peeping to see the way they operated during their previous visit to the estate.

It was gathered that the police were eventually alerted and the arrival of some armed stopped the robbery, as the hoodlums took to their heels.

The Public Relations , Mr Adewale Osifeso, said the police received a distress call around 3am and deployed some of its men to the scene.

He said, “On sighting the , the hoodlums fled the scene after they were thoroughly resisted. In the process, a pistol was recovered along with three cutlasses and a bag containing both male undergarments and cards.”

He said efforts were on to apprehend the hoodlums.