* 23 others to be prosecuted for other heinous crimes
Police Operatives attached to the Special Tactical Squad have arrested a 7-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed three commercial banks in the South-West States of Ondo and Ekiti between 2019 and 2020, killed innocent citizens including 6 policemen and carted away several millions of naira.
Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters Abuja DCP Frank Mba said investigation reveals that the dare-devil armed robbers – 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 carried out the robbery of a commercial bank in Ile-oluji, Ondo State on 7th February, 2020 where 4 policemen were killed.
Mba added that they 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 where two policemen lost their lives.
He said efforts are being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large and to recover other sophisticated weapons used in the operations.
Mba also revealed 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.
He said 1AK49 rifle,1 AK47 rifle, 2 pump action guns, 5 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 were recovered from the suspects.
Mba said the suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigations.