Isanlu Robbery: Police arrest six suspects

The Inspector-General of Police Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has arrested six persons in connection with the robbery incident in Isanlu where 8 police officers and two civilians were killed early June.

About twenty-five, armed robbers invaded the small community in Yagba East local government council of the state in June killing eight Police officers and also invaded a bank.

The fully armed robbers during the robbery attacked the police station in Isanlu killing every officer on duty including the DPO while another group attacked the first bank with dynamite killing a civilian.

TribuneOnline reliably gathered on Thursday that four of the suspects were picked last week by the SARS from Abeokuta in Ogun state and whisk away to Abuja while two other suspects were picked in Kabba, Kogi state.

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According to a source close to SARS office in Lokoja, they disclosed to TribuneOnline the suspects went to Abeokuta in Ogun State to cool off located a bank in the city to lodge part of the stolen funds and they were apprehended.

Our source also revealed that the arrested Suspects have been talking and are volunteering useful information to the police.

However, when our correspondent contacted the state commissioner of police, Ede Ayuba, he said he has not been briefed.

“I am not yet aware, maybe the Divisional police officers will brief me later today, I don’t know, but for now non of the officers have told me anything like that.”

He said that the development can only be confirmed by the force headquarters if it is true.

The Divisional police officer, DPO at the Isanlu Divisional headquarters, Tajudeen Adegbola and seventh other officers Including a 22-year-old newly recruited Rekiyat Yusuf were shot dead on Thursday, the 4th of June at the sleepy town of Isanlu in Yagba East local government area of the state.



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