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Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Treas006(f): 11:42am On May 10, 2018
GIST FROM WAKABOBO.COM

Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team have arrested one of the four robbery suspects declared wanted for attacks on banks in Offa, Kwara State.

The suspect, Michael Adikwu, an ex-policeman, was said to have been dismissed in 2012 by the Kwara State Police Command for allegedly aiding the escape of some robbery suspects.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Adikwu, until his dismissal, was attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state command.

Adikwu was said to have been arraigned in court and remanded in a prison, where he spent three years before he found his way out and formed a robbery gang with others.

He was reportedly arrested on Tuesday in a town in Kwara State by the DCP Abba Kyari-led IRT operatives, who acted on a tip-off from members of the public who saw Adikwu’s picture among those declared wanted.

A robbery gang had stormed some banks in Offa on April 5 and killed scores of people, including nine policemen.

They reportedly carted away millions of naira during the operation which lasted for about an hour.

Although the state Commissioner of Police, Ado Lawan, put the number of fatalities at 17, the Operations Commander, Vigilance Group of Nigeria, Offa, Kwara State chapter, Wasiu Adepoju, said his men counted 50 corpses.

Leaked Closed Circuit Television footage of the incident revealed when the robbers blew up a security post of one of the banks as they intermittently brought out bags suspected to be containing money out of the premises.

While about 20 suspects were said to have been arrested, the Kwara State Government placed a bounty of N5m on the other fleeing robbers.


In a statement on Friday, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, released the pictures of four members of the gang captured in the CCTV footage and declared them wanted.

Moshood stated that the assailants were being monitored by the International Police and would soon be apprehended.

A senior police officer disclosed to PUNCH Metro on Wednesday that one of the wanted robbers was tracked down on Tuesday.

The source said the arrested suspect, Odikwu, was a police corporal and was dismissed from the Force in 2012 after his alleged involvement in the escape of some robbery suspects.

The source said, “He (Adikwu) was a SARS operative at the Kwara State Police Command. He used to fraternise with robbers. There was a robbery that happened in Kwara State about six years ago. The robbers killed somebody and escaped. The police were able to arrest those robbers.

“He collected money from those robbery suspects and released them. Later, the robbers were rearrested and they confessed that he aided their escape. He was arrested, tried in an orderly room trial and dismissed.

“He was charged to court together with the robbery suspects and was in prison for three years. He and some of the robbers were able to manoeuvre their way out of the prison and formed a robbery gang.”

Another source said a team of detectives got a lead that Adikwu was staying in a hideout in the state and swooped on him.

“The lead was given to the police by an informant. His hideout was cordoned off and he was arrested. He was apprehended by the IRT operatives in a community in Kwara State,” the source added.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, said arrests had been made, but he had yet to receive information on Adikwu’s arrest.

He said, “What I know is that the IRT team and the command are investigating the matter and have been making arrests. The Force PRO will come out with other information at the right time.”

The FPRO, Moshood, could not be reached for comment as calls to his line rang out.

He had also yet to reply to a text message sent to his telephone as of press time.

Culled from >>>>>http://wakabobo.com/police-arrest-dismissed-cop-declared-wanted-for-offa-bank-robbery/

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Olalan(m): 11:58am On May 10, 2018
The police seems to have woken up from their slumber if all the arrest are true

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by rusher14: 12:03pm On May 10, 2018
Picture of him under arrest would be appreciated.

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by maxiuc(m): 2:23pm On May 10, 2018
grin

I said all this SARS officers are into robberies that's why they don't have time to arrest robbers with gun rather they choose to clam down on Yahoo Boys armed with laptop and moderm

SARS are robbers we see today

SARS in morning

Robbers at night

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by lovingyouhun: 2:23pm On May 10, 2018
Ghen-ghennnn............

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Skepticus: 2:23pm On May 10, 2018
cool

The Military sure has its representative among the robbers that were captured. Not just the police.

I always knew there were trained men in the security forces linked to this robbery from CCTV footages in circulation.

The way one of the robbers in the footage handled Hand-Grenades, charged and retreated shows someone with extensive military experience.

Good job, Abba Kyari

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by dynamicjtltd(m): 2:23pm On May 10, 2018
Hmmmm
Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by edo3(m): 2:23pm On May 10, 2018
im own don done be that..
Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Dizu(m): 2:24pm On May 10, 2018
Please he should face the wrath of his actions asap

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Kneephy(m): 2:25pm On May 10, 2018
I just hope these people are not punishing an innocent soul!

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Quality20(m): 2:25pm On May 10, 2018
armed robbers n police always seem to work hand in hand

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by CriticMaestro: 2:25pm On May 10, 2018
Na this type deserve jungle justice

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by chiagozien(m): 2:25pm On May 10, 2018
I know he is a yoruba man.

But let me check first.

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Skepticus: 2:26pm On May 10, 2018
Olalan:
The police seems to have woken up from their slumber if all the arrest are true

The Police always do a good job of pursuing cases to a decent conclusion despite their limited access to advance technology and better working conditions

Lack of will and motivation is always the problem.

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by luciouscookie: 2:26pm On May 10, 2018
And there's no pictures of him during and after his arrest?

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Tospark(m): 2:26pm On May 10, 2018
Can you please kill him.. Because I don't wanna hear that he latter escape from custody.

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by haconjy(m): 2:26pm On May 10, 2018
I don't believe this....
Cause I knkw its a lie... I will need the picture
Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by bedspread: 2:27pm On May 10, 2018
This one Looks more like a Herdsman
Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by bedspread: 2:27pm On May 10, 2018
This one Looks more like a Herdsman d
Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Kobicove(m): 2:27pm On May 10, 2018
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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by kingthreat(m): 2:27pm On May 10, 2018
Im getting scared that alot of dismissed police and military officers might be going into deadly armed robberies.

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by aragonchuks(m): 2:27pm On May 10, 2018
SARS
Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by bedspread: 2:28pm On May 10, 2018
This one Looks more like a Kogi Herdsman
Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Ligang: 2:28pm On May 10, 2018
Unfortunately this case might be swept under the carpet again.The Offa robbery was so coordinated and to assume high police command or officers were not fully briefed or aware will be a blatant lie.

An ex police who was in jail was released and nobody was aware, coordinated a serious robbery incidence that took lives of innocent Nigerians and officers and were taken...... and up till now heads have not rolled in the prison service.

We have lost it in this country.

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Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by abbeyty(m): 2:28pm On May 10, 2018
Let see the picture of arrested person and compare it to this.
Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by Nobody: 2:30pm On May 10, 2018
grin

Re: Police Arrest Dismissed Policeman Declared Wanted For Offa Bank Robbery by princeade86(m): 2:30pm On May 10, 2018
why still using CCTV pix instead of u to parade him and show his pix den.

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