April 8, 2018

OFFA BANK ROBBERY: Seven suspects arrested

OFFA BANK ROBBERY: Seven suspects arrested


…Gov. Ahmed announces N5m bounty

By Demola Akinyemi

Kwara State Police Commissioner,Mr Lawan Ado, said, yesterday, that seven suspects  have been arrested in connection with the Thursday bloody bank robbery attack  in Offa.


Some  police officers and  residents had been  killed by armed bandits in the coordinated attack while over N50m were said to have been carted away from affected  banks.

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed also  announced   N5 million for information that could lead to the arrest of the armed robbers.

Senate President Bukola Saraki , who paid a condolence visit to  Offa, yesterday, called for the overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure in order to solve the problem of insecurity.

Ado, the CP,  spoke at a press conference held at the police headquarters.

“ Seven suspects have been arrested, one at Igosun Road and six others at different locations in Offa. They are helping us in our investigation,” he said.

“The number of injured victims is yet to be ascertained as they are receiving treatment in different hospitals. “

The CP  regretted that the robbers had killed 17  persons comprising nine  policemen/women in the police station in Offa  and eight residents in the streets /banks.

He added:” Five banks and one finance house  were attacked.

“As  callous and as unfortunate as the attack was,the casualty figure in the incident was  17  and not 30 as erroneously reported by some media platforms.

“The Inspector General of Police has ordered a full investigation and has directed his Intelligence Response Team and others to assist in getting all the hoodlums arrested”.