Abuja – Police have arrested five men, including a senior
bank staff and a dismissed policeman, over the foiled armed robbery at Access Bank
in Port Harcourt.
An assortment of weapons and tools has been recovered.
The suspects have been named as Samuel Ndudiri (aged 28,
staff of the bank), Promise Ukwuoma (age not disclosed, ex- policeman), Samuel
Nwala (28), Lucky Ukwuoma (26) and Kaale Taagabah (27).
It is alleged some suspects, and others still at large,
recently stormed the bank relying on information and active involvement of the
employee of the bank.
The suspects allegedly broke the fortified security doors
and barriers and took over the banking hall.
However, they were allegedly pulling down the vault of the
Bank and other strong rooms in the bank with use of gas cylinder welding
machine and iron cutters when police pounced.
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Nwala, Ukwuoma and Taagabah were allegedly caught on the
Interrogations led to the arrest of the others.
Force spokesperson, Don Awaunah, said efforts were
intensified to arrest other suspects at large.
“The case will be charged to court on completion of
investigation,” he said in Abuja.
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