Reps mandate Nigerian Police to arrest perpetrators of Offa bank robbery

Written by on April 12, 2018

House of Representatives has mandated the Nigerian Police to investigate the Offa, Kwara State robbery attacks on banks and bring the perpetrators to justice.

It also mandated its Committee on Police to unravel the circumstances of the robbery.

The resolution came on the heels of a motion titled “Motion on the lost of about 30 lives and 50 persons injured in Bank Robbery in Offa, Kwara State on Thursday 5th April, 2015. Need for Urgent Intervention “, sponsored by Hon. Olayonu Tope from Kwara State.

Moving the motion, Tope recalled the gruesome murder of several police personnel, bankers and many other Nigerians in the attacks, saying it was against their constitutional rights to life.

He said: “The House notes there was a deadly armed robbery attack in Offa, Kwara State on Thursday, 5th April, 2018 where a gang of heavily armed robbers numbering about 30 in a convoy of about 10 vehicles invaded the town.

“Aware that the robbers commenced their dastardly action with the invasion of the Police Station in the town where about 16 policemen were killed before descending on the citizens and banks, where innocent citizens including bankers were also killed with no visible restriction.

“Concerned that the security system could be easily overwhelmed and personnel gruesomely killed in security facility is an issue that calls for serious concern “Also aware that the citizens have right to security and right to life as guaranteed in the Nigeria Constitution Section 33(1) and this cannot be undermined.”

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