Leye was killed by a stray bullet from the robbers
It's a day many would not forget for as long as they live, when terrifying looking men of the underworld struck in broad daylight at a branch of GTBank, Sabo, Sagamu in Ogun State on November 24, 2011, carting away a substantial amount of money, value of which has not been fully ascertained and in the wake of the dare-devil attack they left pain, anguish and irreparable sorrow.
The heavily armed robbers were said to announced themselves early yesterday morning by shooting sporadically into the air to scare all and sundry and caused commotion, in the pandemonium that ensured, they had easy access to the bank, and carted away a yet to be disclosed, but thought to be large amount of money and other valuables they could lay hands on. In the aftermath, several of the bank staffs were said to have been injured, several fatality was recorded in their bid to escape, unconfirmed report says about 10 people made up of vigilantes and bystanders were killed by stray bullets.
Curiously, we hear that apart from the fact that the money stolen and other valuables were INSURED, the staff members whose lives are constantly online in the course of their jobs do not enjoy the same privilege! . We tried getting the response of the GTBank spokesperson-Ogechi Nwachukwu on the development, but she didn't respond to our enquiry.
We also heard that the same rampaging marauders after escaping the scene of their dastardly act in order to escape from the Police detoured through Isara and came out through Konigbe Junction on Mini-Campus road (Olabisi Onabanjo University), and went on rampage again robbing the OOU Community Bank located along that road, in order to escape from that particular scene , they let loose several rounds of ammunition which caused pandemonium in that area, one of the confirmed casualties recorded of that particular incidence was a 400 Level student of the department of Chemical Science, who was supposed to submit his final year project today November 25,2011. Leye Balogun was said to have just come of the bathroom still in his towel, when he was hit by a stray bullet on his right side, he was later rushed to about 3 hospitals-Fountain Hospital, Ijesha road, OOU Health Center Mini-Campus road & later Ijebu-Ode General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
There seems to be the air of palpable fear in Ogun State right now, as robbers seem to be having a field day, just recently rampaging robbers entered the main campus of the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun State, robbing 5 of the banks inside the campus of very large amount of money, wounding many and several unconfirmed number of people ( some say about 3 score and 10 people), were said to have met their untimely death. Robbers were also said to have robbed the Wema Bank branch inside Babcock University,Ilisan, Ogun State about 2 weeks ago.