Wednesday, 7 June 2017

How Armed Robbers Attacked Players & Officials of Osun United FC (Photo)

Officials and players of the Osun United Football Club of Osogbo, were on on Wednesday morning, attacked by some armed robbers on Ore-Ondo Expressway, while the team was travelling to Osogbo from Calabar where they honoured their Week 14 Nigeria National League competition.
According to a report by Punch Metro, the vehicle in which the team was travelling developed a fault few kilometers to Ondo town, and as the vehicle stopped to see what the problem was, about armed men reportedly came out from the bush and attacked the footballers.
The 32-seater coaster bus which contained 28 people including 18 players alongside technical crew led by the coach of the team, Duke Udi were reportedly ransacked by the hoodlums.
A source revealed that the attackers matcheted members of the team, particularly the driver of the bus and the team’s goalkeeper, Ayo Ojo, adding that that the robbers also collected money, mobile phones and some other valuables from the victims.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo State, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident, said the attackers were not real armed robbers but hoodlums who might be living in the villages around the scene of the incident.
He said, “The incident happened on Wednesday morning at about 1am when members of the team were coming from the Eastern part of the country.

“Those people that attacked the footballers are not deadly armed robbers because they only attacked them with cutlass and sticks. If they were real armed robbers, they would attack with guns.

“When the footballers were trying to retreat, some of them were injured by the hoodlums. The injured ones have been taken to the hospital in Ondo town.”
Joseph, who explained that the command had begun investigation on the matter, said the police were already on the trail of the hoodlums who, according to him lived in the villages around the scene of the incident.

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