Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Friday attacked a new generation bank in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, killed a customer, identified as Mr Emmanuel Omomo and carted away cash he withdrew from the bank. According to an eyewitness, the middle aged man was leaving the bank with a bag suspected to contain money, when […]

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Friday attacked a new generation bank in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, killed a customer, identified as Mr Emmanuel Omomo and carted away cash he withdrew from the bank.

According to an eyewitness, the middle aged man was leaving the bank with a bag suspected to contain money, when the masked gunmen alighted from a car and started shooting sporadically.

The man who had already entered a waiting tricycle on sighting the gunmen alighted and ran inside the nearby bush, where the gunmen shot him and made away with the money.

Although, the armed security attached to the bank and nearby banks responded with scary shots, but could not hit target due to the huge crowd at the bank premise.

The victim was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa, where he was confirmed death.

The police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat confirmed the incident, saying the command had launched a manhunt for the gunmen.

He said: “The unfortunate incident occurred on 3 July, 2020 at about 10:00 hours, at the premises of a new generation bank in Yenagoa when a customer was accosted by unknown gunmen after he withdrew money.

“The armed robbers who came in a black Toyota Camry car accosted the customer one Emmanuel Omomo ‘m’ when he came out of the Bank after making the withdrawals, shot him, collected all the money in his possession and zoomed off.

“The victim was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa where he was confirmed dead. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.

Source:Daily Trust