Hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers have raided the office of the Air Peace Airline at the domestic airport in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The robbers, who were said to be acting on an information, also made away with the money vault containing millions of naira.
The bandits said to be numbering about four also stole some personal items belonging to the staff of the Airline.
The hoodlums were said to have entered into the Airport through a bush path and went straight to burgle the Air Peace office last midnight.
DAILY POST gathered that the burglary case was reported at the Oba Ile Police Station at the capital city of Akure.
An employee of the Airline, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the burglary incident to journalists on Wednesday in Akure.
The employee disclosed that some staff of the local airline resumed work to the shocking discovery of the theft in the office.
He revealed that the stolen money which was conceived inside the big vault was the proceed of sales for tickets between Friday and Sunday last week.
“It was surprising when we came to the office on Monday morning to discover that they have stolen the money vault.
“The money was part of proceed for our tickets for Friday and Sunday, and these thieves came through the window and back door to carry out their operation.
“The money in question was left in the office because we could not get to the bank at the late hour of Friday and Sunday.
“So, we still don’t know how the robbers entered here and operated freely with no challenge from the security guard”.
Femi Joseph, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Ondo Command confirmed the incident on telephone.
Mr. Joseph stated that it was a burglary case as against speculations that the incident was an armed robbery operation at the airport.
He said some suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime as they were currently providing the police with useful information.
“It is true; we got the report that some hoodlums broke into office of Air peace Airline at the local Airport at Oba Ile area of Akure.
“Our Intelligence findings showed that the hoodlums carried out the operation in well coordinated plan as either the door or the windows of the office were broken.
“We have started our investigation and some staff of the Airline have also been invited for interrogation to know the truth”.
The police spokesman further added that the police in Ondo state was up to the task of routing out criminals by ensuring adequate security.