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POLICE FORCE headquarters Abuja has announced the arrest of an ex-police sergeant, Promise Ukwuoma, an official of a bank, Samuel Ndudiri and three other suspects involved in an attempted bank robbery in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital. According to a statement by the Force PRO, a deputy commissioner of police, Don Awunah, the five suspects, who specialized in Bank Robbery were arrested with catches of arms and ammunition. One of the suspects, according
to DCP Awunah is a senior Bank Staff, Ndudiri, who is principal suspect and the master mind of the foiled armed robbery attack, and was arrested with a security personnel attached to Access Bank Branch in Port Harcourt. Other suspects are Ex SGT Promise Ukwuoma ‘M’ a dismissed Policeman, Samuel Nwala ‘M’ 28 years, Lucky Ukwuoma ‘M’26 years and Kaale Taagabah ‘M’ 27 years. The police recovered 2 AK 47 Rifles and magazines fully loaded with Ammunition, a welding machine 2 Gas cylinders and iron cutters, a big Chisel, Cutting saw, Hammer and Acetylene gas power.
The statement disclosed that on the December 22, 2016, the 5 suspects mentioned above and other still at large stormed a Branch of Access Bank PLC in Port Harcourt, relying on information and active involvement of one of the staff of the Bank, the armed robbers successfully broke down the well fortified security doors and barriers and took over the banking hall. “They were almost pulling down the vault of the Bank and other strong rooms in the bank with use of gas cylinder welding machine and iron cutters before the joint Police Teams of IGP’S Intelligence Response Team and
Policemen from Rivers state Police Command swiftly moved in and dislodged them, thereby foiled the armed robbery attack on the Bank and made a prompt arrest of three (3) of the suspects at the scene; namely Samuel Nwala ‘M’ 28 years, Lucky Ukwuoma ‘M’ 26 years, Kaale Taagabah ‘M’ 27 years The force spokesman said in the course of thorough investigation into the foiled armed robbery attack on the Bank, the principal suspect who is a staff of the Bank and the master mind of the armed robber attack was subsequently arrested based on the confessional statements volunteered by the last three suspects arrested at the scene. “The arrest of the principal suspect led to the arrest of Ex SGT Promise Ukwuoma who participated actively in the armed robbery attack on the Bank, the two (2) AK 47 riffles and the ammunition were recovered from him. All the suspects have volunteered confessional and useful statements to the Police about the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime. “However, concerted efforts are being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large and bring them to justice. The case will be charged to court on completion of investigation.

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