Robbers Ambush Ibadan ATM Users, Kill 2 

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Barr. SHarafadeen Abiodun

Armed robbers have killed two young men in different locations after withdrawing money from Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
While Femi Olaniyi Adebayo, a graduate of computer science was killed at Ajinde area of Ire-akari Estate, off New Garage/ Apata Express Way Ibadan on Saturday night, another victim, yet to be identified was killed in the front of Fresh FM Orita Challenge, Ibadan on Friday afternoon.
Daily Trust learnt that Adebayo had on Saturday night withdrew some amount of Money at one of the new generation banks at challenge bus-stop and handed over the money to his staff but robbers trailing him with motorcycle stopped him to demand for the money.
The diseased, 29 year old graduate of Computer Science went to withdraw money at ATM machine of a bank at Orita Challenge at about 7.00pm Saturday night.
On his way back, he was trailed by Okada rider with another man,  making two on the bike. The robbers followed him to Ireakari Estate and overtook him at Ajinde and blocked him and his fiancée.
According to his fiancée who was with him in the car at the time of the incident,  the robbers requested for the money he just withdrew.
His fiancee said: “He politely replied that he had delivered the money to the owner. They didn’t believe him and shot him on his left hand at very close range. Within a very short  time, they fired several shots on his chest. They  collected my phones and money in my hand bag.”
Confirming the development, the father of the deceased, Alhaji Fatai Adebayo who was weeping uncontrollable told Daily Trust that the death of his only son had changed the narrative of the family.
He said; “it is true my only son was shot dead on Saturday night. I am doomed. His death has changed my life and narrative of my family. I leave them for God. I leave the robbers for God,” he lamented.
Similarly, a yet to be identified quarry worker was shot dead after withdrawing N250,000 to pay his workers around challenge-tollgate road on Friday afternoon.
Our correspondent who visited the scene of the incident reports that though the remains of the victim had been taken away but the blood stain was still on the floor.
Eyewitness told Daily Trust that the robbers chased the deceased from an  ATM point in the same Challenge bus-stop and shot him in the front of a popular Ibadan-based radio station, Fresh FM.
According to the source, the rider of the motorcycle escaped after the victim fell down from the motorcycle, while the cash was taken away by the robbers.
A source in the neighborhood who crave for anonymous said; “it was during the day. We were all here when we heard the gun shot. The young man was a quarry worker and he fell down after the gunshot. The motorcyclist escaped but his passenger died immediately. We cannot approached the robbers because they were armed and they also came in motorcycle.
“They escaped through the tollgate, Lagos-Ibadan expressway. It was later when his people came to take his remains they told us that he came to town to withdraw money for his workers and the money was just N250,000.”
When contacted, the state police public relations office, Adewale Osifeso said investigation is ongoing on the two robbery incidents, saying the public would be updated accordingly.

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