7-Man Criminal Gang That Robbed Banks In Ondo, Ekiti Finally Arrested

7-Man Criminal Gang That Robbed Banks In Ondo, Ekiti Finally Arrested


The Police Operatives attached to the Special Tactical Squad have arrested a 7-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed three comm​ercial banks in the South-West States of Ondo and Ekiti between 2019 and 2020.

It was gathered that the suspects also killed innocent citizens including six (6) policemen and carted away several millions of naira. 

According to a statement released by the Police operatives, The suspected armed robbers includes: Tunbosun Ojo ‘m’ 42years, Ismaila Ojo ‘m’ 25years, Victor Oyeyemi ‘m’ 36years, Dele Ariyo ‘m’ 44years.

Others include: Shola Oladimeji ‘m’ 50years, Olubodun Folayemi ‘m’ 44years and Adeniyi John ‘m’ 42 years

Also they carried out the robbery of a commercial bank in Ile-oluji, Ondo State on 7th February, 2020 where four (4) policemen were killed.

Similarly they were also involved in the robbery of a Microfinance Bank in Idanre, Ondo State in December, 2019 and a commercial bank at Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State where two policemen lost their lives.

The Police spokesperson revealed that efforts are being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large and to recover other sophisticated weapons used in the operations.

In a similar vein, twenty-three (23) other suspects were also arrested by the Police operatives for their involvement in various crimes including armed robbery, kidnapping, illegal possession of prohibited firearms, car snatching at gun point, amongst other offences.

The following were recovered from the suspects: One (1) AK49 rifle, One (1) AK47 rifle, two (2) pump action guns, five (5) locally made guns, nineteen (19) locally made short guns, one hundred and twenty-five (125) cartridges, one hundred and forty-five (145) AK47 ammunition, locally fabricated  explosives and a Toyota Corolla vehicle with Reg. No. LSR 490 GC. The suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigations.

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