- The police have arrested a seven-man gang that robbed some banks in Ondo and Ekiti states between 2019 and 2020
- Police spokesman Frank Mba said the suspected robbers also killed innocent citizens including six policemen and carted away several millions of naira
- Mba said efforts are being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large
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A seven-man criminal gang that robbed three commercial banks in Ondo and Ekiti states between 2019 and 2020 has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria police.
A statement made available to Legit.ng by police spokesman Frank Mba indicated that the robbers were arrested by operatives attached to the Special Tactical Squad.
Legit.ng gathers that the robbers killed innocent citizens including six policemen and carted away several millions of naira.
Banks robbed by the criminals are located in Ile-Oluji and Idanre in Ondo state and Oye Ekiti, Ekiti state.
The arrested suspects are Tunbosun Ojo (male, 42years), Ismaila Ojo (male, 25years), Victor Oyeyemi (male, 36years), Dele Ariyo (male, 44years), Shola Oladimeji (male, 50years), Olubodun Folayemi (male, 44years) and Adeniyi John (male, 42 years).
The police 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.
Meanwhile, after terrorising Akinyele area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, for some months, police have finally arrested some suspected ritualists linked to the serial killings in the pacesetter state.
This was disclosed on Wednesday, July 8, by the special adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on security, Fatai Owoseni, while addressing a town hall meeting in Akinyele.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting was organised by a private radio station. Owoseni, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, said the suspects would soon be paraded by the Oyo state police command.
He said: “Even though there is no town where there is no sin, I can assure you as I speak that the perpetrators of the killings in Akinyele have been apprehended.
"As of yesterday, the criminals have been apprehended and the commissioner of police would possibly hold a press conference today. But I can specifically tell you that the person behind it has taken police to the ritualists and they are now behind the bars.”
Owoseni emphasised the need for residents to be security conscious, stressing that everyone has a role to play in securing communities.
Recall that five people had been hacked to death in strange situations in the community in the last two months.
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They included a 29-year old expectant mother, two undergraduates and a child.
Also speaking, the caretaker chairmen of Akinyele West, Taoheed Jimoh Adedigba; Akinyele East, Muyiwa Ogunrinde and Akinyele South, Ahmed Kazeem, thanked the government for its concerted efforts in ensuring that the perpetrators of heinous crimes in the community were arrested.
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Source: Legit Newspaper