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.
Police spokesperson, Frank Mbah, who confirmed the development said the attacks which took place between 2019 and 2020 left six policemen killed and millions of naira stolen.
He identified the robbers as; 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
In a statement released today, Mbah said twenty-three (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.
Weapons including One AK49 rifle, two (2) pump action guns, five locally made guns, one hundred and twenty-five (125) cartridges as well as locally fabricated explosives and a Toyota Corolla vehicle were recovered from the criminals.
The suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigations.