The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado, on Saturday announced that seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the audacious robbery of banks in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The CP said this during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State, adding that the number of injured victims is yet to be ascertained.
The wounded are receiving treatment in different hospitals, he said.
Ado said, “Seven suspects arrested; one at Igosun road and six others at different locations in Offa. They are helping us in our investigation.
“Seven vehicles abandoned and recovered from the armed robbers. Some rifles were carted away by the robbers.
“The Inspector General of Police has ordered a full investigation and has directed his Intelligence Response Team and others to assist in getting the hoodlums arrested.
“The Command wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims while also wishing the injured quick recovery.”
Dare-devil armed robbers had on Thursday robbed Union Bank, Ecobank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Zenith Banks and Ibolo Micro Finance Bank, killing at least 12 peole, including six policemen. Many others were left wounded.