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Police arrest two Offa robbery kingpins


The Nigerian Police high command has arrested two top guns declared wanted in connection to the bloody Offa robbery incident last month.

In a statement released by the command headquarters, made available to The Guardian by the commander of Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba kyari, it said that the team were able to arrest two more members of the robbery gang after intelligence report from members of the public.


The statement said: “Sequel to the Publication of the Pictures of the Offa Bank Bank Robbers in the Media, we have being getting several Credible leads from Good Citizens of Our Country as a Result, IRT teams deployed by IGP 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 35years old Kunle Ogunleye aka “Arrow” Native of Kwara State, arrested yesterday in Oro town, Kwara State, Micheal Adikwu, native of Apa Local council of Benue State, a dismissed police Corporal who was arrested by the police in 2012 and charged to court in Kwara State for compromising by releasing some wanted armed robbers. He spent 3years 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 2 weeks ago.

“All the suspects arrested among others have confessed to the Offa bank robberies and murders. They are assisting the IRT teams in arresting more of the bank robbers as the investigation continues.”

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