Police arrest four suspected Ikorodu bank robbery
The Police have made a breakthrough in their investigation of the June 24 Ikorodu bank robbery. They have arrested four of the perpetrators.
The arrest of one of them in Ondo was said to have led to the arrest of others in Ikorodu on Saturday.
The suspects are Promise, who was arrested in Ondo, Baba Ibeji, Bright and Monday.
Soldiers were said to have arrested Promise, who sources described as “prime suspect”, while on his way to his okitipupa home town in Ondo State, during a stop-and-search.
The soldiers reportedly found bundles of new N1000 notes with bank seals in his bag.
The soldiers transferred him to the Lagos Command following the request of former state Commissioner of Police Kayode Aderanti.
Initially, the lone suspect denied knowledge of the robbery, but he later confessed.
He told the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) how they carried out the operation.
His confession led to the arrest of his accomplices by a crack team of SARS operatives.
Former officer-in-charge (O-I-C) of SARS, Abba Kyari, a Superintendent of Police (SP), who has been transferred to Abuja, is coordinating the investigation. He is being assisted by James Okeke, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), who until his transfer to Area F Division, was a SARS operative.
Okeke led the team, which arrested the three other suspects in Ikorodu.
The suspects have confessed, saying they spent their loot on exotic cars and landed properties. The three vehicles-two Lexus SUV and a Nissan SUV have since been recovered by the police.
The command spokesman, Kenneth Nwosu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said details of the arrest would soon be made public.ax