Offa Bank Robbery: Suspect once sentenced to death —Police

577, Alexander Reuben

The police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the release of a suspect in the Offa bank robbery in Kwara State,  Alexander Reuben, who was sentenced to death for armed robbery in 2017.

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Seventeen persons including nine policemen were killed in the Offa Bank robbery.

Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, made this known in Abuja on Friday while bringing journalists up to speed on the arrest of  the suspects.

Moshood, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said of one of the suspects, “Alexander is a veteran bank robber, and he was taken to court over the use and possession of various weapons including a GPMG and a military rocket launcher in 2015, but under circumstances that we have decided to painstakingly investigate, he left prison custody in 2017.

“We need to investigate whether the courts released him on bail or something else happened. We work with the judiciary, but we want the mass media to monitor criminal cases in the court the way they monitor suspects being paraded.”

Among the suspects is 18-year-old Aminu Ibrahim.


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