A great making an try revelation emerged on the April 5, 2018, Offa bloody monetary institution theft on Wednesday, when suspects suggested a Kwara Scream High Court docket sitting in Ilorin, how they killed about eleven persons within the theft operation.
The suspects, Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Azeez Salawu, and Niyi Ogundare, accept as true with been on trial since their arrest.
Counsel to the prosecution, Rotimi Jacob, on the resumed hearing of the case on Wednesday, known as the seventh test up on, one John Nwoke, a police inspector hooked as a lot as the Police Force Public Family unit, Abuja.
Nwoke, presented a DVD video to the inaugurate court containing the confessional statements of the suspects.
One amongst the suspects, Ayoade Akinnibosun, acknowledged “They shot tiring eleven persons who had been hauling stones and other missiles at them.”
Akinnibosun narrated how a brushed apart police officer, Michael Adikwu, now deceased, sold the theft idea to him, along with that he in turn conscripted his other four accomplices to the deal.
Akinnibosun, who claimed to be the ring chief within the video, published that he owned the 2 vehicles conventional within the bloody theft operation.
He acknowledged, “One amongst the vehicles, a Lexus sport utility automobile, SUV, became given to me as an empowerment by the then Kwara Scream governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, because the chief of political liberation scurry in Kwara South.
“I got here into contact with the brushed apart policeman, Adikwu through a earnings sequence workers, after assembly with him, I relayed to Ibikunle Ogunleye, who furthermore relayed the same to Adeola Abraham, in any other case known as ‘Adex’.
“Azeez Salawu and Niyi Ogundare, are each and each mechanics; on the fateful day of April 5, 2018, we, the five of us moved from Oro, Irepodun Local Authorities Predicament of the shriek to Ajasse-Ipo, where we parked the SUV under a tree and we all drove within the Mercedes Benz to Offa.
“At Offa, we parked in front of the Total filling characteristic, where slack Adikwu became waiting for us in a dark Audi automobile.
“There became furthermore a Nissan Primera automobile parked in front of us on the Total filling characteristic where any other those that got here with Adikwu had been waiting.
“At the moment, thereafter, Adikwu handed over a sack to me containing five AK-47 rifles and since the commander of my gang, I dispensed the guns and directed every member to lift his build.
“I positioned myself on the roundabout main to Igosun from Offa.
“After the theft, Adikwu (the deceased) didn’t give us a dime, he only promised to call me when it is miles time to half the loot.
“Then we all hurriedly left the neighborhood, on attending to Ijagbo, Oyun LGA, our automobile stretched to a pause waiting for Adikwu who got here and picked up the five AK-47 rifles from me.”
Akinnibosun acknowledged he got the Lexus automobile because he conventional to mobilize folks for election within the shriek and that the automobile had now not gotten a quantity plate sooner than his arrest, along with that “I became utilizing the sticker of the then Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki because the quantity plate.
“It’s a long way because he became the political chief of the shriek.”
Ibikunle Ogunleye, on his portion, while speaking because the 2d defendant, published that he became historically positioned on the First Financial institution premises in Offa metropolis, sooner than Adikwu dragged him to strategy relief along to the Offa police characteristic.
He confessed that he shot two folks tiring who had been making an try to flee on the gate of the police characteristic.
Ogunleye acknowledged Adikwu and his gang fired many shots on the police characteristic, killing scores of policemen within the operation.
Adikwu, on entering the characteristic, announced that the police relieved him of his job, nonetheless, “I accept as true with strategy on a revenge mission, and handed over 10 AK-47 rifles taken from the armoury to me,” along with that “I took them into his Audi automobile.”
Abraham and Salawu Ogundiran furthermore confessed to accept as true with shot five and two persons tiring, respectively, to stop being stoned to death by public people.
The trial mediate, Haleemah Salman, adjourned the case till March 15,2021 for continuation of hearing.