Offa Bank Robberies: Nigeria Police Arrest 5 Fresh Gang Members, 27 Now In Custody


According to Punch Newspaper latest report this morning, the operatives of the Intelligence Response Team headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, apprehended the suspects in Kogi, Oyo and Kwara States during the week. One of those arrested, the report says is Moses Gowon, 27, an indigene of Benue State whose picture was captured by the closed-circuit television camera at one of the banks. The arrest of the fresh suspects has brought to 27 the number of individuals in custody for involvement in the multiple robberies. A source who is privy to the investigation quoted by Punch reveals, “Five more confirmed Offa bank robbers and killers were arrested by the IRT in Kogi, Oyo and Kwara states including one of the kingpins, Moses Gowon, a native of Daodu Village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. “All the suspects will be moved to Abuja after investigation is concluded in the South-West.” Recall earlier report on Thursday that additional suspects had been nabbed in Kwara, Oyo and Kogi states and were assisting the police to track down other accomplices. A source had disclosed that two AK 47 rifles were also recovered from them. The source said, “The fresh suspects belonged to the Michael Adikwu gang, the dismissed policeman and ex-convict. He actually led our men to the hideout of the men where they were arrested.” The police had earlier paraded 15 suspects including the alleged kingpins namely; Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran, who allegedly claimed to have direct connection to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as his political thugs. The men alleged that they assisted Saraki in rigging elections and hijacking electoral materials at polling centres that he could not win in Kwara State. Add 0802 739 7554 To Receive SKYTREND NEWS Alerts On WhatsApp; For Adverts Enquiries, Whatsapp 0802 739 7554, Send Articles & News Stories To READ ALSO! Health Arena With Dr Adesina: Infertility – Causes, Effects And Treatment Options READ ALSO! 14-Year-Old Pregnant Housemaid Dislodges Her Childless Madam, Says I Can’t Share Husband With You READ ALSO! SHOCKING, ALARMING: Nigerian FRSC Official Engages Woman In Serious Physical Combat (VIDEO) READ ALSO! How I Stopped Obasanjo From Becoming Nigerian Version Of Mugabe — Atiku READ ALSO! I’m Happy Leaving My Husband, Nine Children For New Lover — Housewife After 23 Years Of Marriage READ ALSO! 15-year-old Groundnut Seller Took Her Torn Skirt To 58-Year-old Nigerian Tailor For Amendment: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WILL SHOCK YOU! READ ALSO! Israeli Warplanes Strike Hamas Military Targets As Retaliation For Palestinian Rocket Fire READ ALSO! The Smart CEO: Top 5 Websites To Get Cheap Domain Name Registration READ ALSO! First Bank’s Appalling Customer Service And Utter Disregard For Its Customers READ ALSO! Between GoDaddy And Namecheap: Making The Best Choice For Domain Name Registrar READ ALSO! Nigerian Filmmaker, Zuriel Oduwole Makes Forbes List Of 100 Most Influential African Women READ ALSO! Woman Marries Her Son After Getting Pregnant For Him READ ALSO! This Pretty 21-year-old Lady, Tawa Oshunuga Committed Suicide After Her Lover Of 4 Years Dumped Her ]]>