The Oyo State Police Command on Monday said it has arrested six suspected deadly members of a gang of bank robbers.
The suspects are: Abass Azeez, 42; Mayowa Kehinde, a 29-year-old contract staff and marketer with a new generation bank; Rildwan Eniola, 33; Mistura Akinade, a 33-year-old woman; Abass Aderoju, 41; and Akeem Adeniyi, 37.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said in a conscious effort to rid Oyo State of unscrupulous and sinister minded elements, the Oyo State Police Command, in an intelligence-led and purposeful driven operation, had identified, tracked and apprehended members of a criminal gang that specialised in carrying out well-coordinated robbery attacks on banks.
Osifeso said the suspects were all nabbed at their Agara Odo-Ona hideout along Akala Expressway, Ibadan on Monday, June 13, 2022, at about 9.00pm after concluding plans to execute a bloody bank robbery attack on another new generation bank within the metropolis at the early hours of Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
He said the suspects had all confessed their various involvements in the criminal operations, which included arms procurement and clandestine intelligence gathering ahead of the proposed date of perpetrating the dastardly act.
Osifeso added that while comprehensive investigations were in progress to crackdown the criminal network and other accomplices, the Oyo State Police Command enjoined the good people of the state to continue partnering with the police in terms of providing timely and credible information valuable in curbing criminality and maintaining the relative tranquility enjoyed in the state.
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