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four suspected members of the armed robbery gang
which unleashed terror on commercial banks in the
Agbara area of Ogun State last Thursday have
confessed to carting away N28m during the
operation.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the suspected gang
members were arrested by the police in the Sapele
area of Delta State.

Our correspondent learnt from a reliable police
source that the suspects confessed in their
statements that they were also responsible for the
killings of seven operatives of the Department of
State Service on September 16, 2015.
It was learnt that the suspects, who were picked up
by the Inspector General of Police Special
Intelligence Response Team, engaged the policemen
in a shootout during which another policeman was
killed.


PUNCH Metro had reported that the robbers,
numbering 40, had stormed four commercial banks
in the Agbara area of Ogun State killing a corporal
identified as Kadiri Aliyu, and making away with
millions of naira from Zenith Bank.
It had also been reported that the robbers, who
were clad in police and military uniforms, gained
entry into the bank after blowing up the bank’s rotor
doors with dynamite, sacking policemen inside the
Armoured Personnel Carrier in the area, during
which Aliyu was shot dead.

The source told PUNCH Metro on Sunday that the
gang leader – identified as Kelly Fotor – told the
police that the robbery was carried out by a
combination of two gangs from Lagos and Delta
states.
He said Fotor told the police that after the Thursday
robbery, he divided the N28m between the two
gangs before returning to his base in Sapele.

He said, “The gang leader told the police that he and
his boys made away with about N28m from the
Agbara bank robbery. He said he had given N14m to
the other gang he worked with in Ishawo, Ikorodu
area of Lagos, before travelling to Sapele, Delta
State, on Friday.

“The operatives tracked down the 35-year-old and
three of his gang members on Saturday and he
engaged the policemen in a heavy gunfire. The four
robbers were eventually arrested after sustaining
bullet injuries.

“The others actually escaped and they are currently
hiding in Ondo and Delta states. One policeman was
also shot dead in the shootout. The four suspects
have started confessing. They are currently in a
cell in Abuja as investigation is ongoing.”
The source added that the suspects, who admitted
to the murder of the DSS operatives, said they
buried the operatives in a vandals’ camp in the
Ishawo area of Ikorodu.

He said, “Fotor also narrated how his gang killed the
DSS operatives in September. He said that the gang
never intended to kill them. But as they were asking
the operatives questions after abducting them, one
of the vandals who had become drunk, came in and
interrupted the interview, opening fire on the
operatives.

“The suspect also described where the operatives
were buried inside the vandals’ camp in Ishawo. But
investigation is also ongoing, so other details are
kept secret.”

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi
Kolawole, could not be reached for comments as
her phone rang out.

The Ogun State Police spokesperson, DSP Muyiwa
Adejobi, confirmed the arrest. He added that
weapons were recovered from the suspects as
efforts were on to get other members of the gang.

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