Offa bank robbery suspects were arrested through girlfriends
The 12 suspects at present being questioned by Police agents in Kwara State over the current bank theft in Offa were captured through the following of cell phones the looters gathered from casualties and gave their lady friends, police has said.
As per Vanguard, after the Offa bank theft task, the suspects took away the handsets of the casualties, which they later offered out to their lady friends.
Police authorities of the burglarized banks were likewise said to have given the police all handsets found inside their premises after the burglary. It was accumulated that the cross examination of the lady friends with whom the telephones were discovered, prompted the capture of the suspects in Ibadan, Lagos and Abeokuta.
Additionally checks uncovered that the suspects had been in and out of prison a few times and that they regrouped for that activity.
There are reports that policemen who might have kept the lethal assault on Offa people group traded off.
As indicated by the proprietor of the inn where the brigands held up a day prior to they struck, he had educated the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in the town over claimed disclosures of some implicating materials on the marauders while they were registering with his inn.
The DPO and Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, promptly sent a few officers to the inn.
A source said as opposed to capturing the suspects, the cops consulted with the desperados, and “the crooks offered the officers N400,000.”
At the point when the policemen came back to the station, they told the DPO and DCO that the brigands were Yahoo young men and not thieves as guaranteed by the inn proprietor.
Vanguard says a source let them know:
“It was not astonishing that the thieves went to the police headquarters the next day and killed around nine policemen in striking back for gathering N400,000 from them.”
It was additionally accumulated that the brigands were said to have taken the choice to execute the policemen amid the assault with the thought that in the event that they didn’t slaughter them, they may remember them amid their task and this may spell fate for them toward the end.
In spite of the fact that, the Police has summoned the proprietor of the inn under the watchful eye of an officer court in Ilorin a week ago for charged trick in the assault, sources revealed to Vanguard the proprietor tested the DPO and DCO in Offa to deny in the event that he had not educated them about the brigands when they held up in his lodging before the assaults on the banks.
Likewise charged close by the hotelier a week ago were the bookkeeper, a secretary, a room manager and a club house administrator of the lodging.
They were summoned on a two-tally charge of criminal trick and causing vanishing of confirmation and giving false data to screen a guilty party.
The Police said the offenses negated Sections 97 and 167 of the Penal Code.
Subsequent to taking entries from the Police and safeguard direct, the officer, Mrs. M. B. Folorunso suspended the case till May 3 for additionally hearing.
In the mean time, representative of Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, disclosed to Vanguard yesterday that he didn’t know about such data. His words:
“In the event that the hotelier really gave the Police data about the suspects in his inn, for what reason didn’t he deny them lodging? To me, it is a bit of hindsight.”