The Police have apprehended two suspected gang leaders who were declared wanted in connection with the April 2, 2018 multiple bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State.
This brings to 22 the number of suspects in Police custody.
The two suspects were identified as Kunle Ogunleye, 35, a.k.a Arrow, a native of Oro town in Kwara State; and Micheal Adikwu, a dismissed Police Corporal and a convict.
The Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that the two suspected arrowheads have confessed to their roles in the heist and would be arraigned in court soon.
He said, “Following the publication of the pictures of the Offa banks’ robberies in the media, we have been getting several credible leads from the members of the public and as a result, the Intelligence Response Teams deployed by the IGP to Kwara, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti states have been able to arrest two more gang leaders in the deadly bank robberies.”
The Force further urged the public to volunteer more information about the other suspects still at large, assuring that the safety and security of informants are guaranteed.
“Protection of the informant will be guaranteed by the Police and handsome rewards, in addition to the pledge of N5m by Kwara State Government await anyone whose information leads to the arrest of these wanted suspects,” it said.