The police have continued their swoop on the suspects of the gang that attack commercial banks in Offa, Kwara State, by picking up two of the ring leaders yesterday.
The principal suspects – Kunle Ogunleye, 35, aka arrow, a native of Kwara, and Michael Adikwu, from Apa Local Government Area of Benue State – were arrested by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police (IG) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Kwara.
Making the announcement in Abuja Monday, force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said the suspects have confessed to be the gang-leaders of their groups.
“The two suspects have confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the robbery. They will be charged to court on completion of investigation,” he said.
He said Adikwu, who was a police corporal, was dismissed for criminal conspiracy and aiding the escape from custody of armed robbery suspects.
“He served three years in Prison and subsequently found his way out in 2015,” said Moshood, adding that the arrest of the two gang leaders had brought the number of suspects arrested so far in connection with the Offa banks robbery to 22.
He commended members of the public and other patriotic Nigerians for the timely information leading to the arrest of the 22 who are currently in police custody.
Moshood enjoined members of the public with any information about other suspects still at large should feel free to contact the police through the following Phone numbers 08062080913, 08126285268, 08032365122, 07056792065, 08088450152.
“Protection of the informant will be guaranteed by the police and handsome rewards in addition to the pledge of N5 million by the Kwara Government await anyone whose information leads to the arrest of these wanted suspects,” he said.