Police say they have arrested 12 additional suspects in connection with the Offa banks robbery which occurred last Thursday.
The robbery led to the death of no fewer than 20 persons – including police officers.
They said they have been able to recover handsets, Ipads and SIM cards belonging to victims of the robbery.
The police stated the connection of each suspect to the brutal robbery incident:
i) Adegoke Shogo, 29yrs – Native of Offa Kwara State, he was arrested in Offa after the bank robbery and the attack on the Police Station. He is drug baron and also an Indian Hemp dealer in Offa Kwara State. According to intelligence gathered from cultivated and reliable informant, he is alleged to be one of the sponsors of the robbery attack and the Police Station in Offa. He has made useful statements to the roles he played in the armed robbery.
ii) Kayode Opadokun, 35yrs – Native of Offa Kwara State, He was found out to have been released from Prison Three (3) months ago after Serving only 8months of his sentence years for Armed Robbery, Notorious Armed Robber and confirmed Gang member of the Offa Bank Robbers. A Barrette pistol and six (6) rounds of live ammunition was recovered from him. He has admitted to the criminal roles he played in the Offa Banks robbery.
iii) Kazeem Abdulrasheed, 36yrs – Native of Offa Kwara State, A Gang member from whom a Victim’s phone was found. He was arrested in Offa.
iv) Azeez Abdullahi, 27yrs – Native of Offa Kwara State, Gang member from whom a Victim’s Phone and SIM Cards were recovered.
v) Alexander Reuben, 39yrs – Native of Isoko LGA Delta state, He is a Notorious, Deadly and Hardened Bank robber from whom GMPGs, Rocket launchers and Several Rifles were recovered in 2015, He was released from Prison in December 2017. He was arrested on the 11th April, 2018 in Lagos.
vi) Jimoh Isa, 28yrs – Native of Okene Kogi State indicted by Technical intelligence generated on the Bank Robbers. He was arrested on the 11th April, 2018 in Lagos.
Three other suspects namely: Azeez Salawudeen, 20yrs; Adewale Popoola, 22yrs; and Adetoyese Muftau, 23yrs from whom two phones and SIM cards belonging to victims were recovered have also made confessional statements admitting to the various roles they played in the commission of the crime.
Three suspects, Aminu Ibrahim, 18yrs; Richard Buba Terry, 23yrs; and Peter Jaba Kuunfa, 25yrs, in whose possession another Beretta pistol and 14 rounds of live ammunition were recovered were also arrested in connection with the Offa bank robbery.
They have previously been investigated and charged to court for armed robbery and cultism. They have made confessional statements admitting to the various criminal roles they played in the recent bank robbery in Offa.
All the suspects during investigation confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime, however, investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large and bring them to justice.