Why I killed over 20 people in Offa bank robbery – Dismissed police Corporal Michael Adiku
The Offa bank armed robbery and a dismissed police Corporal Michael Adiku has told operatives of the Inspector-General of Police (IG) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) detectives why he killed many people that day.
He said that since police dismissed and made him go to prison because he released armed robbers that he too would deal with the police.
He was the organiser of the robbery. He recruited other members and they had series of meeting while planning the attack.
“The gang went to Offa three times on surveillance mission. The police station and banks were carefully studied.
The suspect said he had scores to settle with the system, adding that they took Tramadol and other hard drugs before embarking on the mission.
According to source,Adikwu led three others into the police station, while others stayed outside. They walked into the station as if they wanted to lodge a complaint with their pistols concealed under their clothes.
“Immediately they entered, Adikwu said he shot the station guard he killed nine policemen at the station and carried their rifles.
One of those he went into the police station with was Arrow (Kunle Ogunleye). They took those at the station by surprise and opened fire immediately they entered.
According to the nation,Adikwu, while in prison, had been threatening to the hearing of other inmates, that he would kill as many policemen as possible once he had the opportunity.
He said, Over 30 people were killed that day, he personally killed over 20.
Source further revealed that Ogunleye told them he did not fire any shot at the police station, adding that he killed about two people during the bank robbery.
it was Adikwu that shot and killed all the policemen. He went from one office to the next, killing everyone. They only gave him cover,” Ogunleye said”.
After the operation, he went to each of the banks which were being robbed to issue orders. He was captured on CCTV shouting at his members, telling them what to do and what not to do.”