The Ebonyi police command has uncovered a planned bank robbery and arrested a seven-man gang who attacked a bullion van that led to the death of four police officers leaving many others injured.
The police in a report said: “Sequel to the attack on a Bullion van in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on 29th July 2020, by Bank Robbers which led to the death of four (4) police officers, leaving others injured.
Upon investigation and serious Manhunt by IRT Detectives with technical Intelligence Support, one Alfred Robinson, 45 yrs of age, a native of Gelegele town in Ovia north in Asaba Delta state and subsequently recovered 12 undetonated improvise explosives, 1 GPMG, 6 rifles, 51 AK 47 magazines, 1,620 ammunition, 2 robbed vehicles, breaking implements and charms.
During intensive Follow Up 6 more Gang members were arrested by IRT Detectives within 24hrs.
All suspects upon interrogation confessed to the Bullion Van Robbery in Ebonyi State where 4 policemen were killed with Many other Armed Robberies/Kidnappings across the Southeast and South-South. Suspects Also Confessed that 4 out of the Rifles recovered belongs to the Policemen they killed during the Bullion Van Robbery in Ebonyi State.
Suspects are assisting police to arrest their remaining gang members.