Monday, September 19, 2022


The Abia State Police Command has arrested a 10-man arm robbery gang in connection with the bank bullion van robbery along Enugu-Portharcourt expressway near Ntigha Junction in Isiala Ngwa North Local government Area.

Parading the suspects, the commissioner of Police in Abia state, Mrs. Janet Agbade said the dreaded armed robbers killed the cash officer of the bank and made away with all cash in the bullion van, adding that one of the armed robbers was neutralized in the process. 

According to the Police chief, Prosper Israel, a dismissed DSS personnel was among the arm robbery gang including Adesoji Adeniyi, Nnamdi Nwaosu aka prophet, Nwachukwu Albert, the lead Armourer, Felix Ajalaja, Moshood Opeyemi, Matthew Christmas, Azubuike Amaefula, and Monday Samuel.

She called on Abians to always give useful information to the police in other to enhance the proactive measures in protecting lives and property. 
The sum of 10,184,000.00 was taken from the gang.

Confessing the crime, one of the suspects, Prosper Isreal Chijioke, a native of Ugwunagbo LGA in Abia state said he was dismissed from DSS and was involved in the crime after his younger brother gave him part of the stolen money but regretted his role in the crime. 

Well, the commissioner of Police called on parents to always monitor the source of livelihood of their children/wards.

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