Police arrested wanted Offa bank robbers

Kunle Ogunleye, nicknamed ‘Arrow’, 35
and Micheal Adikwu, an ex-convict, whom were the wanted armed robbers involved in Offa bank robbery have been arrested by the police.

It will be recalled that the two out of the four gang leaders and principal suspects were declared wanted with their pictures circulated to the media and public on May 4, 2018 following an instruction from the Inspector General of Police.

The press statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer from Abuja, ACP Jimoh Moshood,  stated that the investigation into the Offa bank Robbery in Kwara State on the 5th April, 2018 as directed by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, is still ongoing and significant progress and successes are being recorded by the day.

He continued: “out of the Four (4) gang leaders and principal suspects who were declared wanted and their pictures circulated to the media and the public on the 4th of may, 2018 in connection with the Offa bank robbery have been arrested by the joint Police Investigation Team and now in police custody.

“These two (2) vicious and notorious suspects now in Police net confessed to be the gang-leaders of their groups.

Kunle Ogunleye, ‘Arrow’

Kunle Ogunleye aka Arrow 35yrs is a Native of Kwara State, arrested on 20th May, 2018 in Oro town, kwara State. His pictures are displayed below while he was participating in the bank robbery and after he was arrested.

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“Micheal Adikwu, is a native of Apa LGA Benue State, a dismissed Police CPL who was arrested, tried and dismissed from the Force and charged to court by the Police in 2012 in Kwara State for criminal conspiracy and aiding the escape from lawful custody of Armed Robbery Suspects. He served three (3) years in prison and subsequently found his way out in 2015. He became a vicious and notorious gang leader of Armed Robbery Syndicate wanted for several armed robberies in Kwara and other States of the North Central and South West. He was arrested by the Joint Investigation Team in Kwara State two (2) weeks ago.

“The arrest of these two (2) gang leaders have brought to twenty two (22) suspects arrested so far by the Nigeria Police Force in connection to the Offa Banks Robbery.

An ex-convict, Micheal Adikwu,

“The two (2) suspects have confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the Offa banks robbery. They will be charged to court on completion of investigation.

“The Nigeria Police Force is deeply appreciating members of the Public and other patriotic Nigerians for the timely information leading to the arrest of most of the twenty two (22) suspects now in Police custody.

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“Members of the general public who have any further information about the other wanted suspects still at large should feel free to contact the Police through the following Phone numbers 08062080913, 08126285268, 08032365122, 07056792065, 08088450152. Protection of the informant will be guaranteed by the Police and handsome rewards in addition to the pledge of Five Million (N5,000,000) by Kwara State Government await anyone whose information leads to the arrest of these wanted suspects.

“While the Nigeria Police Force, once again commiserate with the Government and people of Kwara State, most particularly the people of Offa, the Force will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all the perpetrators of the Offa Banks Robbery are rounded up and prosecuted”, says the statement.


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