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Police arrest more suspects related to Offa robberies

Investigation into the Offa bank robbery has led to discovery of more suspects in connection with the April 5 incident during which nine policemen and 33 persons were killed have been arrested. The reported suspects have been arrested by the operatives of the Intelligence Response Team led by a deputy commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

According to report by Punch, the additional suspects were apprehended in Kwara, Oyo and Kogi states and were assisting the police to track down other accomplices.

A source, who declined to give the number of the suspects, explained that two AK 47 rifles were also recovered from them. The source said: “The fresh suspects belonged to the Michael Adikwu’s gang, the dismissed policeman and an ex-convict. He actually led our men to the hideout of the men where they were arrested.”

It was learnt that the fresh suspects would soon be brought to Abuja and paraded before the media. Meanwhile, report also has it that the police moved the key suspects of the Offa bank robbery from the police headquarters in Abuja back to the southwest to enable the recovery of firearms used in the deadly robbery.

According to a report, the gang leaders have also revealed to the police five hideouts where this firearms are hidden in Kwara, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti states. Those moved to the southwest for the firearms recovery are Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez, Niyi Ogundiran, Kunle Ogunleye, 35, a.k.a Arrow, and Michael Adikwu.

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