The Anambra State Police Command has debunked claims of an attack on Ogbunike branch of Fist Bank in the state.
In a press release made on ABS radio Facebook page and sighted by Oceanicnews, the command categorically cleared the air on what transpired.
The statement reads in part;
“OGBUNIKE INCIDENT: SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT
There was no attack in any bank, yesterday, 15th April, 2021 in Anambra State. To set the records straight, Anambra State Police Command at about 3pm, on the mentioned date above, received a distress call on shootings close to Oye Olisa Market and First Bank, Ogbunike, Oyi LGA.
Police Operatives quickly mobilized to the scene. The hoodlums who had set two vehicles ablaze on sighting the responding Police Teams, fled the scene shooting indiscriminately.
Unfortunately, stray bullets from the hoodlums hit two students on transit. They were rushed to the hospital and later confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
Meanwhile, Police Operatives are on their trail and efforts are being intensified to get them apprehended.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas fsi, while commiserating with the families of the deceased, assures the public that the command under his watch will leave no stone unturned until the perpetrators of this heinous act are brought to book.
DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anipr
PPRO Anambra State Police Command