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Offa Robbery: Gang Leader Adikwu Dies in Custody

 

The leading suspect and gang leader in the Offa bank robbery, Michael Adikwu, is dead.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kwara State Mr. Kamaldeen Ajibade, SAN made this disclosure at a Kwara State High Court on Wednesday, when five of the six principal suspects were arraigned before the court.

The five suspects arraigned were Ibikunle Ogunleye, Ayoade Akinnibosun, Adeola Abraham, Salaudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran.

However, Michael Adikwu, a discharged police officer who was said to have admitted to being the mastermind of the bloody operation was not present in court during the arraignment.

Not less than 32 people were murdered in the robbery operation which involved five commercial banks on April 5, 2018.

When the case was brought up, Ajibade, who said that his office received the case file of the robbery operation on Monday evening explicated that Mr Abba Kyari, the head of Police investigation team, informed him that one of the suspects, Michael Adikwu was dead.

Ajibade said the police was yet to give details of Adikwu’s death and that the five suspects arraigned could not be charged until an amendment was made on the charge sheet.

According to the Attorney General, “we have the names of six suspects on our charge sheet, but they brought five suspects, we cannot go on with the case until we amend the charges because we cannot prosecute a dead person.

Ajibade also said that the case could not proceed because the suspects had no legal representation.

He, however, urged the court to adjourn the case so that the charges could be amended and the suspects could get a legal team to represent them.

It would be recalled that two lawyers who were representing the suspects announced their withdrawal from the case last week.

Justice Halima Salman adjourned the case till November 30, 2018 and ordered that the suspects should get legal representation.

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