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Abuja Robbery: Suspects Arrested Including Bank Employees

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Abuja robbery: Suspects arrested including bank employees

Abuja Robbery: Suspects Arrested Including Bank Employees

The suspects arrested for attempting to rob an old generation bank in Mpape, Abuja, on Saturday, have reportedly indicted some employees of the financial institution.

Our correspondent 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.

Abuja Robbery: Suspects Arrested Including Bank Employees

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.

A police source, who is familiar with the investigation into the failed heist, informed Happynaija that the bank workers in custody were trying hard to absolve themselves of blame.

“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,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, the bank’s management said in a statement after the

standoff between the robbers and security personnel that its

workers and customers were safe.

“The immediate response by the police and military is very commendable

and we truly appreciate them for their doggedness and commitment,” it stated.

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