Offa robbery: Kyari-led Police IRT arrests more suspects

The operatives of the Intelligence Response Team led by a Deputy
Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, have arrested more suspects in
connection with the April 5 Offa bank robberies during which nine
policemen and 33 persons were killed.

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

"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", a Police source told
Punch.

The suspects, it was gathered, would soon be brought to Abuja and
paraded before the media.

Earlier in the week, the Nigeria Police dismissed speculations that
the gang leaders of the Offa bank robbery, with alleged links to
Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara
State, have been killed in custody.

Although other suspects were paraded two weeks ago, nothing has been
heard of their superiors Micheal Adikwu, a dismissed policeman, and
Kayode Opadokun.

The two have not been allowed to speak publicly or paraded despite
being in detention.

DAILY POST recalls that Adikwu, in his confession, explained why he
killed many people during the April 5 2018 deadly operation.

Speaking to journalists, Ayoade Akinnibosun, one of the suspects
paraded by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood,
disclosed that Adikwu was their leader who used his police connection
to secure the arms and ammunition they used in the attack.

But reacting, Moshood stated that the suspected ring leaders were in
police custody and helping with the investigation.

"They (Adikwu and Opadokun) are alive, helping the police further in
the investigation of the bank robbery, including the recovery of 21 AK
47 riffles carted away by their gang during the attack on the Offa
Police Divisional Headquarters."

Moshood said anyone that said the two suspects had been killed
extra-judicially should produce their bodies. "Police don't kill
people, they protect people," he said.

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