The suspects who were arrested alongside three suspects identified as Yusuf Owoyele, 34, Tunde Owoyele, 23 and Itunu Abisoye, 22, robbed the bank customers who had gone to a commercial bank in Agbara, Ogun State, to withdraw the money. They however lost the money to a deadlier robbery gang they ran into after.
All suspects, numbering five, are currently been interrogated at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as it was gathered that Lateef had worked with several robbery gangs, most of whom have been killed.
This is coming after the Police announced that they have arrested additional 12 suspects in connection with the April 5, 2018 bank robbery at Offa, Kwara State.
The police had earlier arrested eight suspects bringing the number of suspects in custody to 20. The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the police recovered from the suspects, handsets, IPads and SIM cards belonging to victims of who were killed during the robbery, adding that they all confessed to the crime.
Those arrested include, Adegoke Shogo, 29; Kayode Opadokun 35; Kazeem Abdulrasheed, 36; Azeez Abdullahi, 27; Alexander Reuben, 39 and Jimoh Isa 28, who were arrested in Lagos. Others are, Azeez Salawudeen, 20; Adewale Popoola,22; Adetoyese Muftau,23 and the trio of Aminu Ibrahim 18, Richard Terry 23, and Peter Kuunfa, 25, who were apprehended in Ilorin.
“These last three suspects were found in possession a Beretta pistol and 14 rounds of live ammunitions, which were recovered,” Moshood stated.
Other exhibits recovered were a Beretta pistol, 20 rounds of live ammunition, four phones and SIM cards. He explained that the investigation team deployed in Kwara State by the Inspector-General of Police, arrested the suspects, noting that some of them engaged the team in a shoot-out.
Moshood stated that Shogo, an alleged drug baron and Indian Hemp dealer, was arrested in Offa.