Two Nigerian men, Monday Imafidon and Ifeanyi Okafor have been arrested by the police for stealing N5.2 million (about ₵78,300) dropped by fleeing armed robbers during a gun battle with the police.
Instablog9ja reports that the robbery took place in Uromi, Esan northeast local government area of the state, where the hoodlums stormed the POS outlet on a motorcycle.
They robbed everyone in sight, including the operator. Moments after the robbery, a detachment of police operatives and some residents gave the robbers a hot chase, following which they threw away their loot.
Though the robbers were arrested, Imafidon and Okafor and some others at large, took advantage of the chaos to steal the money. One of the suspects confessed to stealing only part of the money. “I saw people running after some men on a motorcycle and suddenly we saw plenty money.
“I joined other boys to collect the money. The total money we got was N2.5 million, all of us shared it, and I got N600,000”. The state’s PPRO, SP Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident, said some cash had been recovered from the suspects.
In a related development, six (6) suspects were arrested by the FCT Police Command following an armed robbery that occurred along Zuba and Lugbe axis.
The command identified two of the suspects as Ishmael Peter, 31 and Omeka Kadiru, 20. In the early hours of Thursday, April 29, eagle-eyed Police detectives from Zuba Division on routine patrol arrest them while trying to whisk away with the possessions of their victim.
The suspects confessed that they pose as commercial drivers and persuade their victims into their operational vehicle and later dispossess them of their belongings.