Police Parade Four ‘Notorious’ Armed Robbery Suspects In Ilorin
A gang of four armed robbers, who specialised in attacking petrol filling stations in Kwara state and its environs, has been nabbed by officers of the Police Command in conjunction with the IGP's Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin after parading the robbery suspects, the state commissioner of police, Aminu Pai Saleh, said that leader of the gang, one James Obaje 'male' aged 34, a native of Dekina in Dekina local government area of Kogi State, confessed to being a trainee and lieutenant of one Zakari Yau, a political thug in Kogi State.
The leader of the gang, during interview with journalists, also said that three AK 47 rifles, one K2 rifle and one Pump Action rifle were given to him by the campaign team of the late APC governorship candidate in Kogi state, Abubakar Audu, during electioneering.
The police boss said other members of the gang include: Nelson Yakubu (31), Ibrahim Mutari (33) years and Gboyega Olaoye (35).
He added that all the suspects are from Kogi State, but resident in Ilorin except Gbenga Olaoye who is from Ekiti local government area of Kwara State.
He also said that efforts are still ongoing to arrest remaining members of the gang, while the suspects will be charged to court.
Also paraded were seven suspected members of secret cult, known as Aiye Confraternity, including the Vice president of the Students Union Government (SUG). They are said to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara state.
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