The Nigerian police said on Monday that it has arrested two of the four prime suspects declared wanted in connection with the Offa bank Robbery in Kwara State last month.
The investigation into the Offa bank Robbery in Kwara State on the 5th April, 2018 as directed by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni, is still ongoing and significant progress and successes are being recorded by the day.
A statement issued by Jimoh Moshood, Fowrce Public Relations Officer, said two, out of the four gang leaders and principal suspects who were declared wanted and their pictures circulated to the media and the public on the 4th of may, 2018 in connection with the Offa bank robbery had been arrested by the joint Police Investigation Team and now in Police Custody.
He said the two vicious and notorious suspects now in Police net confessed to be the gang-leaders of their groups.
One of the suspects, the statement said, is Kunle Ogunleye aka Arrow, 35 years and native of Kwara State, arrested on 20th May, 2018 in Oro town Kwara State.
The second suspect, Micheal Adikwu, is a native of Apa LGA Benue State, a dismissed Police CPL who was arrested, tried and dismissed from the Force and charged to court by the Police in 2012 in Kwara State for criminal conspiracy and aiding the escape from lawful custody of armed robbery suspects.
Moshood said said Adikwu had served three years in prison and subsequently found his way out in 2015 and became a vicious and notorious gang leader of armed robbery syndicate wanted for several armed robberies in Kwara and other States of the North Central and South West.
“He was arrested by the Joint Investigation Team in Kwara State two weeks ago. The arrest of these two gang leaders have brought to 22 suspects arrested so far by the Nigeria Police Force in connection to the Offa Banks Robbery. The two suspects have confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the Offa banks robbery. They will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
“The Nigeria Police Force is deeply appreciating members of the Public and other patriotic Nigerians for the timely information leading to the arrest of most of the twenty two (22) suspects now in Police custody. Members of the general public who have any information further information about the other wanted 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 Five Million (N5,000,000) by Kwara State Government await anyone whose information leads to the arrest