Offa Bank Robbery Suspects Were Arrested Through Girlfriends
The 12 suspects as of now being cross examined by Police agents in Kwara State over the current bank burglary in Offa were captured through the following of cell phones the criminals gathered from casualties and gave their sweethearts, 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 ransacked banks were additionally said to have given the police all handsets found inside their premises after the theft. 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 task.
There are reports that policemen who might have kept the fatal assault on Offa people group bargained.
As indicated by the proprietor of the inn where the highwaymen stopped a day prior to they struck, he had educated the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in the town over asserted 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 scoundrels, and “the marauders 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 burglars as asserted by the inn proprietor.
Vanguard says a source told them:”It was not astonishing that the burglars went by 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 highwaymen were said to have taken the choice to execute the policemen amid the assault with the idea that on the off chance that they didn’t murder them, they may remember them amid their task and this may spell fate for them toward the end.
Despite the fact that, the Police has summoned the proprietor of the inn under the steady gaze of a judge court in Ilorin a week ago for claimed connivance in the assault, sources disclosed 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 inn before the assaults on the banks.
Likewise charged nearby the hotelier a week ago were the bookkeeper, an assistant, a room attendant and a club house administrator of the inn.
They were summoned on a two-tally charge of criminal intrigue and causing vanishing of confirmation and giving false data to screen a wrongdoer.
The Police said the offenses repudiated Sections 97 and 167 of the Penal Code.
In the wake of taking entries from the Police and barrier direct, the justice, Mrs. M. B. Folorunso suspended the case till May 3 for additionally hearing.
In the interim, representative of Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, revealed to Vanguard yesterday that he didn’t know about such data. His words:
“On the off chance 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 an idea in retrospect.”