Banker who led foiled Abuja bank robbery operation paraded, says he was under duress (Photos) - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Banker who led foiled Abuja bank robbery operation paraded, says he was under duress (Photos)

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The police have paraded three suspected robbers who attempted to rob an old generation bank in Mpape area of Abuja last Saturday.


A bank employee, Larry Ehizo, 30, led three other accomplices namely, Timothy Joe, 21, Princewill Obinna, 24 and Elijah David, 19, to the bank in an attempt to steal a huge sum of money.


According to him, the mastermind of the robbery, one Ernest, who is at large, had threatened to kill his family if he did not comply.

Ehizo allegedly drove his cohorts to the bank in his car and gave them directions on how to access the vault.

Parading the suspects on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Ciroma, said efforts were in progress to arrest other suspects who are on the run.

He said,

“Four locally made pistols, one Peugeot 206 with reg. no. SBG 752 FP; two cutlasses; two daggers; one axe; a pair of pliers; one infinix note phone and one saw blade was recovered from the suspects. Effort is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang who are at large.”