Posted by Lucky Osas, Benin City | 13 August 2018 | 1,756 times
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, has said that the state under his watch will not witness any bank robbery incident again. He spoke while briefing newsmen after an on-the-spot assessment on the attack Keystone Bank and a police station.
He, however, toned down the rhetoric that the armed robbers who invaded a police station and Keystone Bank at Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the State carted away undisclosed sum of money.
Kokumo clarified that the robbers were prevented from gaining access to the Bank vault by a superior firepower of his men.
He hinted that the robbers gained entry through a neighbouring state.
The police boss also made a show of three suspected robbers responsible for the attacks were been killed security operatives and arms and ammunition that were recovered from the robbers.
He also assured that the statement police obtained from one of the robbers before he gave up the ghost will lead to arrest of other fleeing criminal member gang.
In the meantime, the Assistant Inspector-General of police in charge of Zone 5, Benin, Mr. Rasheed Akintude, has vowed to get rid of criminals in the Zone, comprising Bayelsa, Delta and Edo States.
At the parade of a notorious armed robber an a syndicate that specialises in car snatchers and nine stolen vehicles, the police boss, admonished members of the public to carry out a thorough background check before buying any car of their choice.
Akintude, represented by the Public Relations Officer of the Zone, DSP Emeka Ihenacho at the Zonal headquarters in Benin City where he spoke on how a fake soldier who had been on the wanted list of security was arrested by operatives under the Zone.
He said the fake soldier and armed robber, Mr. Stanley Ezeobi, was arrested by police operatives through credible intelligence-led investigation on August 1, 2018, in Anambra State.
He said Ezeobi was nabbed while attempting to dispose an unregistered Toyota Picnic vehicle suspected to have been stolen from its owner in Benin.
Speaking on the level of his involvement in the crime, the fake soldier, Mr. Stanley Ezeobi, said distance had never been a barrier within and outside Nigerian border.
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