Monday, 6 July 2015

Ikorodu Robbery suspects arrested

At least four members of the robbery gang that robbed two banks in Ikorodu on Wednesday, 24th of June have been arrested. 

One of the suspects who bought a Lexus from the proceeds of the robbery was arrested during a stop and search operation in Ondo State, was heading to Okitipupa area of the State. The suspect was found with bundles of N1,000 notes in his bag. 

“The soldiers, who were also aware of the bank robbery in Lagos, smelt a rat and contacted the Lagos State Police Command on the development.
“The former CP, Kayode Aderanti, immediately contacted experienced hands in SARS for the interview of the suspect. The suspect gave the contacts and names of other suspects. The operatives subsequently mobilised more officers to Ikorodu and made some arrests.
“Three suspects were picked up by the police in Ikorodu. Two of them had bought Sport Utility Vehicles with the proceeds. All of them had bought plots of land with their loots. Three vehicles have been recovered for now.”
The gang led by a woman, had stormed the Ebute-Ipakodo branches of First Bank and Zenith Bank at about 8:30am and carted away millions of Naira. The robbers were said to have carted away N60m from Zenith Bank's strong room and N20m from the Bank's ATM room.

The police said the break is what they needed and the suspect led the policemen to arrest other members of the gang.

According to dailypost their correspondents gathered that four members of the gang were arrested by the men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS),former SARS commander, SP Abba Kyari and an officer DSP James Okeke.

Although no live was lost, four bank customers, who were hit by a bullets during the operation were taken to the General Hospital, Ikorodu. The robbery suspects got away with 2 speed boats, at the Ipakodo jetty, Ikorodu.

Three SUVs which were allegedly bought from the proceeds of the robbery were also recovered. The suspects names were given as Monday Akpan, Bright Agbojule, Jafaru and one as Baba Ibeji.

Efforts are being intensified to get other members of the gang numbering about 15.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the arrests in a text message.

He said ''The commissioner of Police Kayode Aderanti, will parade the suspects on Monday at the command Headquaters in Ikeja, as he hands over to the new CP, Fatai Owoseni.



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