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Principal Suspect in Offa bank robbery is dead – Police

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigeria Police has announced the death of the principal suspect in the April 5 bank robbery attack in Offa, Kwara State.

Michael Adikwu, according to the police died as a result ot illness.

This was made known by the Force headquarters of the Nigerian police to the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for justice, Kwara State.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for justice, Kwara state, Kamaldeen Ajibade, subsequently made this known in court, following arraignment of the remaining five suspects in connection with the bank robbery on Wednesday.

Ajibade told the court that in view of the information about the death of the principal suspect, Adikwu, who had already made a confessional statement to the police before his death, and none representation of the accused persons by a lawyer, an amendment would be made before the next sitting.

He therefore prayed the court to grant permission for the amendment to be made.

The presiding judge, justice alimat Salman, agreed with the Attorney General that there was the need to effect some changes preferred against the accused in view of the reported death of the principal suspect and lack of legal representation for the accused persons.

She therefore adjourned the case till November 30.