Michael Adikwu

The Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kamaldeen Ajibade (SAN) has the principal suspect in the Offa bank robbery, Michael Adikwu, is dead.

He made this known on Wednesday at the Kwara State High Court when five of the six principal suspects were brought to court.

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The five suspects arraigned were Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salaudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran.

However, Michael Adikwu, a former police constable, who was said to have confessed to being the mastermind of the bloody operation was not in court during the arraignment.

No fewer than 32 people were killed in the robbery operation which involved five commercial banks on April 5, 2018.

When the case came up, Ajibade, who said that his office received the case file of the robbery operation on Monday evening said that the head of Police investigation team, Abba Kyari informed him that one of the suspects, Michael Adikwu was dead.

Ajibade, who said that the police was yet to give details of Adikwu’s death said that the five suspects brought to court could not be charged until an amendment was made on the charge sheet.

The Attorney General also said that the case could not go on because the suspects had no legal representation.

Two lawyers who were representing the suspects announced their withdrawal from the case last week.

Justice Halima Salman, therefore, adjourned the matter till November 30, 2018, and ordered that the suspects get legal representation.