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(UPDATED) Offa Bank Robbery: Police Arrest 12 More Suspects

The police said they have arrested additional 12 suspects in connection with the April 5 , 2018 bank robbery at Offa , Kwara State .
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The police had earlier arrested eight suspects bringing the number of suspects in custody to 20 .

The Force Public Relations Officer , Jimoh Moshood , in a statement on Friday in Abuja , said the police recovered from the suspects , handsets, IPads and SIM cards belonging to victims of who were killed during the robbery , adding that they all confessed to the crime .
Those arrested include , Adegoke Shogo , 29 ; Kayode Opadokun 35 ; Kazeem Abdulrasheed , 36 ; Azeez Abdullahi , 27 ; Alexander Reuben , 39 and Jimoh Isa 28 , who were arrested in Lagos .

Others are , Azeez Salawudeen , 20 ; Adewale Popoola , 22 ; Adetoyese Muftau , 23 and the trio of Aminu Ibrahim 18 , Richard Terry 23 , and Peter Kuunfa , 25 , who were apprehended in Ilorin .

“ These last three suspects were found in possession a Beretta pistol and 14 rounds of live ammunitions , which were recovered , ” Moshood stated .

Other exhibits recovered were a Beretta pistol , 20 rounds of live ammunition , four phones and SIM cards.

He explained that the investigation team deployed in Kwara State by the Inspector – General of Police , arrested the suspects , noting that some of them engaged the team in a shoot- out .
Moshood stated that Shogo , an alleged drug baron and Indian Hemp dealer , was arrested in Offa .

“ According to intelligence gathered from cultivated and reliable informant , he is alleged to be one of the sponsors of the robbery and the attack on the police station in Offa . He has made useful statements to the roles he played in the armed robbery , ” the spokesman said .

He disclosed that Opadokun was just released from prison three months ago after serving eight months of his sentence for armed robbery .

The police added , “ A Beretta pistol and six rounds of live ammunition were recovered from him . He has admitted to the criminal roles he played in the Offa bank robbery .

“ Reuben 39 , a native of Isoko LGA of Delta state , is a notorious bank robber from whom GMPGs , Rocket launchers and several rifles were recovered in 2015 . He was released from prison in December 2017 . ”

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