…23 others to face prosecution for other heinous crimes
BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – Police Operatives attached to the Special Tactical Squad have arrested a seven-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed three commercial banks in the South-West States of Ondo and Ekiti between 2019 and 2020 during which they killed innocent citizens including six policemen and carted away several millions of naira.
The seven arrested dare devil robbers are Tunbosun Ojo ‘m’ 42years, Ismaila Ojo ‘m’ 25years, Victor Oyeyemi ‘m’ 36years, Dele Ariyo ‘m’ 44years, Shola Oladimeji ‘m’ 50years, Olubodun Folayemi ‘m’ 44years and Adeniyi John ‘m’ 42 years.
The seven according to the police, carried out the robbery of a commercial bank in Ile-oluji, Ondo State on February 7, 2020 during which four policemen were killed.
The same gang of robbers were also involved in the robbery of a Microfinance Bank in Idanre, Ondo State in December, 2019 and a commercial bank at Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State during which two policemen lost their lives.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said that efforts are being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large and to recover other sophisticated weapons used in their operations.
Similarly, DCP Mba said that 23 other suspects were also arrested by the Police operatives for their involvement in various crimes including armed robbery, kidnapping, illegal possession of prohibited firearms, car snatching at gun point, amongst other offences.
The police spokesman said; “The following were recovered from the suspects: One AK49 rifle, One AK47 rifle, two pump action guns, five locally made guns, 19 locally made short guns, 125 cartridges, 145 AK47 ammunition, locally fabricated explosives and a Toyota Corolla vehicle with Reg. No. LSR 490 GC.
DCP Mba said the suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigations.