Suspected armed robbers on Wednesday hijacked a bullion van belonging to the Ogun State government and carted away an undisclosed amount of money.
The robbers also shot and killed an accountant in the Governor’s office, Taiwo Oyekanmi, who was accompanying the bullion van.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, confirmed the incident, saying that he has ordered the blocking of all exit points out of the state.
He said the Command has reached out to police in neighbouring states to assist in apprehending the culprits.
Oyekanmi, the Director of Finance at the Governor’s office, had picked up an undisclosed amount of money from a branch of Fidelity Bank in Abeokuta and was heading back to the office when he was waylaid by the gunmen.
Sources said the hooded gunmen, numbering five shot the accountant dead on the Kuto overhead bridge and went away with the government’s money.
An official of the government told our correspondent that, Oyekanmi and other aides who sustained gunshot injuries during the attack were rushed to the State General Hospital, Ijaye, where the accountant later died.
The source further said that the police escort attached to the accountant was not part of the team as he had taken permission to attend to family matters.