A victim of the Offa Bank robbery that took place last Thursday in Offa, Kwara state in which many people where killed was a police officer identified as Inspector Makinde Yemisi Florence Grace, the daughter of a retired police inspector.
Her father, Mr Oyeyemi , while speaking to newsmen said the robbers operated unhindered because of the sophisticated weapons they used.
He said: “The police said they do not have the kind of weapons the robbers came with. The police have AK-47 , while the robbers came with machine guns as I gathered.
“How could someone with AK-47 face somebody with machine gun ? The police do not have sufficient weapons,” said Mr Oyemisi, who retired in 1998 after 35 years of service.
“In the past, the IG used to equip the police with armoured car and bulletproof vests. So where are they now ? They do not maintain the vehicles for operations, they do not buy arms and they do not pay them well ? How do they want the police to perform ? They cannot perform”