The armed robbers that hijacked a bullion van early this month in Delta State, are reportedly said to have carted away a whopping sum of $2 million, according to trending stories on social media.
Recall that on Friday, December 9th, armed robbers numbering over five attacked a bullion van belonging to a major bank around Koka junction along the Asaba-Benin Expressway and carted away an undisclosed amount of cash as they shot sporadically to scare people away from the scene.
Social media has since today been buzzed with stories that shortly after the robbery incident, three senior officials of the bank stormed the state police command, Asaba and met with the outgoing commissioner of police, Zanna Ibrahim and other officers and dropped the hint that the sum of $2 million was allegedly carted away by the armed robbers during the robbery.
A senior Special Anti Robbery Squad official in the state police command, who spoke to Sahara Reporters under anonymity, confirmed that the bank officials gave the figure of $2 million as the cash carted away by the bandits during the operation while the Nigerian currency in several bags was left untouched.
“One Mr. Ikechulwu, head of operations, one Mr. Athanasius, the cash movement officer and a lady manager came to the command and met with the commissioner of police and other senior officers of the command and told us that the sum of $2 million was the amount carted away by the robbers during the bullion van robbery,” said the police source.
“As at this morning no arrest has been made but I can tell you that some of the bank officials and the team of policemen who served as escort to the bullion van on the day of the robbery have been quizzed several times at the state police command. Though, we are suspecting a well-coordinated internal connivance in the robbery. But I can assure you that in no distance time the robbers will be arrested.” the officer added.