By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked a bank Vehicle carrying money (name withheld), disposed him of large sums belonging to a customer.
AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY gathered that the incident occurred on Friday February 26, 2021.
Sources said that, “gunmen numbering about 15, attacked a micro-finance bank vehicle yesterday at about 3:35pm, and castaway large amount of money, at Jigbale area, off the popular Udu road
“The state police have commenced investigations into the alleged questionable role played by the driver of the Micro-finance Bank whose vehicle was attacked by gunmen and disposed him of large sums of money.
“The incident saw passers-by and residents thrown into confusion as the armed robbers invaded the driver in a ‘had manner.
“lnvestigations revealed that the driver was sent on an errand to pick up a large sums belonging to a bank customer was on his way to the bank to deliver the money when he was accosted.
“The driver was was reportedly caught napping some 100 meters away from the bank premises while answering calls unknown to him that he was being trailed by the armed men who took advantage of his being distracted.
“No life was lost in the incident but the entire area was thrown into panic as the armed men more than five (5) shot indiscriminately into the air in order to instil fears in both tbe drivers and residents.
“They were all brandishing their cut to size locally made guns and cartridges during the incident”.
In response to the incident, the state commissioner of police, Mr Ali Muhammed, immediately despatch men to comb the entire area to fish out the criminals.
“”It was gathered that the bank driver remains a major suspects as his actions of stopping carelessly to receive and make calls while on that kind of duty needed to be investigated.
CP Ali, assured that “we would not relent untill the suspects are apprehended and brought to justice”.