- One of the accused persons suspected to have carried out the Offa bank robbery has confessed that he and his colleagues got their guns from a former policeman
- The suspect, Ayoade Akinnibosun, said the dismissed officer was also part of the gang
- Akinnibosun made these confessions during his statement at a Kwara state high court
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A disturbing revelation has been made as to how the suspects who carried out the Offa bank robbery in 2018 got ammunition for the operation that claimed the lives of 11 persons.
During the resumed hearing of the case at the Kwara state high court, Ayoade Akinnibosun, one of the five accused persons, admitted that he and other members of the gang were provided with AK-47 rifles for the attack by a dismissed officer, Michael Adikwu, Punch reports
Akinnibosun disclosed the whole idea of the robbery was conceived and sold to them by Adikwu who afterwards joined the gang.
He also confessed that the two Lexus Sport Utility Vehicles used in the operation belong to him.
In his confessional statement, Akinnibosun said:
“I came into contact with the dismissed policeman (Adikwu) through a revenue collection staff. After the meeting with Adikwu, I relayed to Ibikunle Ogunleye who also relayed same to Adeola Abraham otherwise known as Adex. Azeez Salawu and Niyi Ogundiran are both mechanics by profession.
“On the fateful day of April 5th, 2018, the five of us moved from Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state to Ajase-Ipo, where we parked the SUV under a tree, and we all drove in the Mercedes Benz to Offa. At Offa, we parked in front of the Total filling station, where late Adikwu was waiting for us in a black Audi car."
Meanwhile, the Kwara state judicial panel of inquiry on the EndSARS protest continued its sitting on Wednesday, January 6, in Ilorin, the state capital.
Two petitioners narrated how they were tortured and humiliated by men of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Legit.ng gathered that the petitioners, Alhaji Kehinde Gobir and Alhaji Shuaib Jawando, who accused the SARS officers of the alleged high depth of impunity and human rights abuses, said they were arrested for alleged involvement in Offa robbery incident on April 5, 2018.
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