AGBARA BANK ATTACK: POLICE BUST SYNDICATE, ARREST 4 SUSPECTED ROBBERS
Following discreet, sustained and painstaking investigation, Police operatives attached to the IGP Special Intelligence Response Team, has smashed a deadly armed robbery gang and arrested four key members of the gang that killed a Policeman, a nursing mother, and unleashed terror on commercial banks in the Agbara Industrial Estate, Ogun State last Thursday.
A statement from Force headquarters, signed by Acting ACP Olabisi Kolawole, confirming the arrests, noted that “Bandits numbering about 20 had on Thursday 19/11/2015 held the Estate under siege as they robbed about three banks before escaping through the waterways.
“The gang leader simply identified as Kelly Rotor was tracked down and arrested amid heavy shootout between the operative of the Special Intelligence Response Team at Sapele, Delta State.
“Arms and ammunition were recovered from the arrested hoodlums” It said.
While commending the Police operatives for their commitment, diligence and professionalism which led to the breakthrough, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP enjoined all Police Commands/Formations to up their game particularly in the area of intelligence gathering towards providing adequate security for the citizenry.
He, however, promised that all the fleeing members of the gang will be arrested by the Police soon.
IGP Arase charged the citizens to continue to support the Police with relevant information, reminding them of the need to always report all suspicious activities to the Police.
He also urged them to remain confident in the ability of the Nigeria Police Force in the discharge of its Constitutional duties.