Serial bank customers’ robbers arrested
By Michael Ofulue & Kayode Olabanji
The Ondo State Police Command have nabbed two suspected syndicate in Akure who allegedly specialise in robbing bank customers by trailing them after withdrawing substantial amount of money .
The two suspects identified as Kingsley Ngbi and Jubril Alazigha, who are both indigenes of Bayelsa state were alleged to have conspired last week to trail a woman who had just withdrawn a N975,000 from a commercial bank in Alagbaka, Akure.
According to the Police First Information Reports (FIR) made available to The Hope Metro the hoodlums trailed the victim in their Toyota Corolla vehicle .
On getting to a spot around Olasco building, Oba Adesida road, they reportedly forced the woman to stop her Sienna vehicle and dispossessed her of her money.
Police sources hinted that men of the Special Anti robbery Squad (SARS) were alerted and they pursued and arrested the suspects.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Femi Joseph, who confirmed the story said upon interrogation, the duo confessed to the crime.”
This made the complainant, one Yemisi Ogidan to jump out of the vehicle and ran for safety as she was threatened to stop. Police image maker said the hoodlums, who came out of the vehicle, damaged the Siena car and made away with about a million naira.
” Officers of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of Ondo State Command took over the case which consequently led to the arrest of the suspects.
“The PPRO said the suspects confessed to the crime and added that belonged to a syndicate that they specialize in robbing unsuspecting bank customers by trailing them from the bank after withdrawing substantial amount of money.
Six master keys and the vehicle Toyota Corolla REG No. YEN 99 HB, which they used in perpetrating evil act were recovered from them, he said.
He said they were thereafter taken to the Magistrate’s Court sitting in Oke-Eda for arraignment but were returned to the police custody as Magistrates were said to be attending a seminar.
Joseph, however, said the suspects would be taken back to the court .