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Ikorodu Bank Robbers Arrested



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Police authorities have arrested some individuals said to be members of the robbery gang that robbed a Zenith Bank and First Bank branch respectively in June.

According to Punch, four suspects have been apprehended. They were arrested in Okitipupa, Ondo State, and Ikorodu, Lagos State, while three SUVs allegedly bought from the proceeds of the robbery were recovered.

The suspects have been identified as Monday Akpan, Bright Agbojule, “Jafaru,” and “Baba Ibeji.”

In addition, the report states:

The four members of the gang were arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, in an operation involving a former SARS commander, SP Abba Kyari, and an officer, DSP James Okeke.

PUNCH Metro gathered that one of the suspected robbers, a week after the operation, had headed for the Okitipupa area, Ondo State, with a Lexus bought with the proceeds of the robbery.

A police source told PUNCH Metro that the suspect was arrested by soldiers, who were on a stop-and-search exercise in Ondo State.

It was learnt that the suspect was also found with bundles of new N1,000 notes with bank seals.

The police source said the arrest was the break that the police needed, adding that the suspect later led policemen to arrest other members of the gang.

He said, “The soldiers were on a stop-and-search and they found the suspect, identified only as Baba Ibeji, while on his way to his home town in Okitipupa, Ondo State.

“During a search, they found bundles of new N1,000 notes with bank seals in his bag.

“The soldiers, who were also aware of the bank robbery in Lagos, smelt a rat and contacted the Lagos State Police Command on the development.

“The former CP, Kayode Aderanti, immediately contacted experienced hands in SARS for the interview of the suspect. The suspect gave the contacts and names of other suspects. The operatives subsequently mobilised more officers to Ikorodu and made some arrests.

“Three suspects were picked up by the police in Ikorodu. Two of them had bought Sport Utility Vehicles with the proceeds. All of them had bought plots of land with their loots. Three vehicles have been recovered for now.”

Our correspondent learnt that the suspects would be paraded on Monday (today) at the state command headquarters, Ikeja.

It was learnt that efforts were still being intensified to get other members of the gang, which reportedly numbered about 15.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the arrests in a text message.


  1. Young and Confused

    July 6, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Wow! Bravo! Bravoo…

  2. Ariyo Martins Sunday.

    July 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Everyday for thieves but a day is enough for police to ends their bad ways. There is no road without end. Well done job.

  3. annie Mbz

    July 6, 2015 at 9:48 am

    before i say kudos to the police, pls they shld make sure the people arrested are the original robbers o, no innocent Nigerian should be framed and arrested in the name of police trying to proving to us that they are working. enufsaid

    • TA

      July 6, 2015 at 10:53 am

      @ annie Mbz, Thank you, you just said my mind. I hope they arrested the real robbers

    • TA

      July 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Please which TA is this now? Go get your own name jor 🙂

  4. honey

    July 6, 2015 at 10:29 am

    These thieves have no chill o. You robbed last week and you have already bought plots of land and SUVs from the proceeds.

  5. etim

    July 6, 2015 at 10:31 am

    very good i pray the remainder of the gangs get caught.

  6. friday

    July 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Why are Nigerians so Gullible to the extent of believing the story, How can a bank Robber still leave the bank seal on the money ,an ordinary Phone thief removes the SIM card immediately after stealing your phone. How can an experience bank robber goes to buy a car 1 week after robing a bank, does that means that is his first operation and he doesn’t have a car before ? Nigerians this is a false story.

    • Paloma

      July 6, 2015 at 11:49 am

      how do you know they are experience?

    • Xman

      July 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      False or Not…it sounds like you know a lot about how armed robbers think or what they do after robbery…u must be working for the SSS or something

  7. Didi

    July 6, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Am sorry but am not buying this. Since when did it become a crime to go around with fresh bank notes? Which bank robber confesses after a mere ‘interview’?

  8. Victor

    July 6, 2015 at 2:19 pm


  9. Uyi Ogbeide

    July 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    The Nigerian security operatives are one smart and hardworking set, they only need to reduce corruption to the bearest minimum and trust and belief from the populace will be rekindled. Great work!

  10. Happypikin

    July 6, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    If I hear say na d real thieves una arrest hehnnnnn! Lies!

    Nigeria Police Force , u have started lying again. You bloody idiots have rounded up innocent people, beaten them to confess and are now parading them as criminals. I know how you operate and I am certain that you bunch of hooligans just ruined the lives of innocent people.

    My fellow Nigerian people, be very suspicious of olopas (police) oooo, they are not your friends. Please ask any lawyer u know that has ever had to bail a client from the dungeon of these mad men.

  11. El praga

    July 7, 2015 at 7:43 am

    So a bank robber that robbed 3 diff banks in ikorodu will be so stupid to go around with bank notes from the same bank …..they didn’t get caught same day the atrocity was committed ….don’t believe this

  12. Tutu

    July 7, 2015 at 8:13 am

    This is a big fat lie! Don’t believe everything you read. This is super false.

  13. BEAULA

    July 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Na wah oh. how many bank dey actually get new notes for there vault. Nigeria we hail.

  14. ifesanya jamiu

    July 8, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Nigerians let encouraged dis pple, atleast dey ar tryin n Am also seizin dis opportunity to worn everyone of us not to involve in any robbery operation no matter how it is.

  15. Ese_sleek

    July 17, 2015 at 7:04 am

    ….eyahhh, e Ku ise.
    *yimu..tell us another thing…
    I just hope we don’t have innocent citizens in your net now..

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