Two of the alleged ruthless armed robbers that stormed banks in Offa, Kwara State, and mauled not less than 50 residents and policemen to death have been arrested by the Police.
A Police statement in Abuja said: “Sequel to the publication of the pictures of the Offa bank robbers in the media, we have been getting several credible leads from good citizens of our country,” the police stated.
“As a result, IRT teams deployed by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to Kwara, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti States were able to arrest 2 more gang-leaders of the deadly bank robbery whose’ pictures were circulated by the media.
“The confessed gang-leaders arrested are Kunle Ogunleye aka Arrow 35yrs native of Kwara State who was arrested yesterday in Oro town in Kwara State.
“Michael Adikwu, a native of Apa LGA Benue State and a dismissed police CPL who was arrested by the police in 2012 and charged to court in Kwara State for compromising by releasing some wanted armed robbers.
“He had spent three years in prison and subsequently found his way out in 2015 and became a notorious armed robber.
“He was arrested again by IRT operatives in Kwara State two weeks ago. “All suspects arrested among others have confessed to the Offa bank armed robberies and murders.
“They are assisting the IRT teams in arresting more of the bank robbers as the police continue the investigation.”