I was invited to purchase a vehicle, Ex-banker arrested for robbery In Osun, denies involvement

I was invited to purchase a vehicle, Ex-banker arrested for robbery In Osun, denies involvement

A former employee of the bank who was arrested for fraud has denied involvement.

Moses Keffi, 38, who was arrested on the Osu/Ile-Ife Expressway last Thursday, January 14, said he was invited to Osun State by a friend, simply known as “Ibadan” to buy a car only to be caught during his arrest.

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Keffi was arrested and accused of hijacking two trucks at gunpoint, along with two others named Odeyemi Oluwafemi and Isah Lawal.

One was loaded with toiletries on one of the trucks and the other was loaded with empty cocoa bean bags.


Keffi, who lost his job in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, said he has been in business since then, while being paraded with the two other suspects, and that’s what brought him to Osun.

He said he was invited by his friend “Ibadan” from Lagos to search the vehicle he wanted him to buy in Lagere, Ile-Ife, last week, Monday, January 11, reports Punch.

Keffi said: “I left Lagos around 4 pm on Wednesday and got to Osun State very late. I called when I got to Lagere, but Ibadan said he was no longer in Lagere and said he was going to call a driver to take me to where he was.”


After 40 minutes or so, a car arrived to pick me up. Ibadan used the driver’s phone to connect with me. I have been taken to where Ibadan is waiting, and I have seen two vehicles. He said I was supposed to search and select the one I wanted to purchase. I told him, however, that I wanted to buy a car and not a tractor.

“He said I should get into the truck. While that was going on, I saw police vehicles come to the scene and I fled into the bush. I was later arrested by the police.”

But Mr. Wale Olokode, the Osun State Police Commissioner, said: “Around 4 a.m. on January 14, 2021, a gang of robbers, fully armed with weapons and other weapons, invaded the Osu/lle-lfe Expressway and attacked innocent motorists on the road and hijacked two trucks at gunpoint.”


“The suspects targeted one of the vehicles, an Iveco with number plate DTM 19 AX, with toiletries worth millions of naira, and a DAF 75 truck with number plate JJI 445 XT loaded with empty sacks of cocoa beans.

The victims have also been robbed of their valuables, such as their mobile phones and N130,000.

“The JTF and police patrol team in the area were quickly alerted and they immediately swung into action and arrested the suspects.”


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