How we planned to rob banks in Ekiti-As Fake Soldiers revealed
Operatives of the Ogun State Police command have arrested 23 suspects including four armed robbers who planned to attack a bank in Ekiti State.
The State Commissioner of Police , Kenneth Embrison who paraded the suspects at the police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta on Tuesday said the suspects were arrested after two weeks of launching the operation restore hope.
Embrison stated that, a dismissed soldier, Adebanjo Bamidele, Mathew Olagoke, Ahmed Abdullahi and Johnson Idowu were arrested for planning to launch an attack on a bank at Ekiti State.
He said, men of the IGP-STS tracked the suspects conversation and arrested them in Ibadan while on their way to launch the attack.
He added that, three locally made shot guns, twenty one live cartridges and one expanded, three identity cards, four banks ATM cards, seven mobile phones and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects.
However, the dismissed soldier during an interview with journalists said he was dismissed in military for AWOL (absent without leave).
According to him, I served in the military for six to seven years in Maiduguri before I was dismissed for AWOL case.
The dismissed soldier who confessed to the crime, claimed that a serving officer in the Nigeria Army seek his assistance in attacking the bank.
Bamidele who was a native of Osun State revealed that they planned to attack the bank with the intention of robbing the bank.
He also said, the Army uniform which him and and his gang planned to use for the operation was supplied by him.
“My friend who is still in the military called me to act like a soldier. He said there’s a bank manager in Ekiti who told him that he needs people that will help him escort money from where he kept the money to his apartment.
“That my friend then gave me the contacts of other three suspects that I should contact them before we moved together to Ekiti for the operation.
“I was aware that we are going to rob the bank in Ekiti but that my friend didn’t mention the bank name. He only said he will direct us there when we get to Ekiti. Suddenly , police attacked us in Ibadan and arrested us”.