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Shock As First Bank Workers Invite Robbers To Rob Branch In Mpape Abuja

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Shock As First Bank Workers Invite Robbers To Rob Branch In Mpape Abuja

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First Bank Workers Invited Us To Rob Branch In Mpape Abuja – Armed Robbery Suspects Confess

The suspected armed robbers arrested following a foiled robbery attempt at a branch of First Bank in Mpape Abuja have reportedly confessed.

In their confession, the suspects indicted some employees of the financial institution.

Metro Plus gathered that the suspects told police detectives during interrogation that they were invited to carry out the robbery by some employees of the bank.

While four gang members were apprehended, the number of bank workers in custody could not be confirmed as of the time of filing this report.

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command and soldiers from the Guards Brigade foiled the heist in Mpape, a settlement a few metres away from the highbrow Maitama District.

One of the suspects was gunned down, while four others were arrested.

The suspects had holed up in the banking hall for almost two hours until they were smoked out with teargas by security personnel, who condoned off all possible escape routes.

It was gathered that the suspects were invited to rob the Automated Teller Machines located on the bank premises.

It was believed that the ATMs were stashed with huge amounts of money to cater to customers’ cash needs during the Yuletide.

Here is what a police source told Metro Plus.

“It is too early to give details, but so far, the suspects are claiming that they were given information about how to rob the bank by some of the workers. We are still working to verify their claims”.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Kingsley Ogubor

    December 30, 2019 at 6:53 AM

    It happens all the time

  2. Stanley Jones

    December 30, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Ask yourselves y’all on here why should a banker help aid a bank robbery probably cuz they ain’t getting good pay, back in the good old days being a banker was a dream job but not anymore in Nigeria, in today’s Nigeria a banker can’t even boast of having a car nor a good apartment.

  3. Lola O

    December 31, 2019 at 7:23 PM

    So they have to rob the hands that feed them and provide daily bread for their families, because they “aint getting good pay”? What kind of mentality is that? If they are not satisfied with their pay, they can go elsewhere. Don’t forget that it is from monies and interest on the deposits from and loans given to customers like us that banks pay their employees. That era you are talking about is gone, hopefully for good…… when people lived above their means and received “egunje” unwarranted tips and bribes to do their jobs, from people that lived big robbing our nation. If we ever want a future for our children, some of whom are busy killing fellow humans for rituals and engaging in yahoo yahoo bringing shame and embarrassment to our country. How can any one in their right minds see stealing as an option, especially from their employers? My head, reject evil. I shall not be the mother of a thief.

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