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Police Nab Soldiers, 5 Others For Bullion Van Robbery

Police detectives have arrested seven armed robbers including a serving and a dismissed soldier for alleged robbery of a bullion van in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.

The bullion van was coming from Enugu State when it was attacked in Abakaliki on July 29, 2020, while the suspects were nabbed a few days later in Delta State.

The robbery incident led to the death of four police officers, leaving others injured.

Meanwhile, a situation report disclosed that “during a serious Manhunt by IRT Detectives with technical Intelligence Support from TIU arrested one Alfred Robinson, 45 years of age, a native of Gelegele Town in Ovia North LGA of Edo State on 1/8/2020 in Asaba, Delta State.

During intensive follow up, six more gang members were arrested by IRT Detectives within 24hrs. They include: Sgt Ayeni Samuel, a Nigerian Soldier serving in Ikeja, Lagos; Cpl Emeka Harrison a dismissed Soldier who had served in Maiduguri Borno State; Emeka Illo, the Sponsor of the operation; and Abuchi Elijah Aka “ Chime D Mosquito” an Informant for the robbers and Ibanifiroi Ekiene a native of Tombia Community

Firearms recovered from the criminals include 12 undetonated improvised explosives, one GPMG, six rifles, 51 AK-47 magazines, 1,620 ammunition, 2 robbed vehicles, breaking implements and charms.

All suspects, upon interrogation, confessed to the Bullion Van Robbery in Ebonyi State.

The suspects also confessed that 4 out of the rifles recovered belongs to the Policemen they killed during the robbery.

The suspects are assisting police to arrest their remaining gang members.  PRNigeria

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