Po­lice shot sus­pected bank rob­ber at Nyanya

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ogechi Ohalee

Men of the FCT po­lice said they have shot a sus­pected bank rob­ber af­ter a gun bat­tle with the po­lice on Tues­day at Nyanya, a sur­burb of Abuja.

A source said the po­lice con­trol room re­ceived a dis­tress call that there was a rob­bery at a bank lo­cated be­side a shop­ping plaza at Nyanya and im­me­di­ately the call was re­ceived, po­lice­men at­tached to Nyanya di­vi­sion moved to the scene and en­gaged the sus­pect in a gun bat­tle.

The source added: “When he opened fire on us, we re­sponded and in a bid to es­cape, the sus­pect was shot on the leg.”

The source said that the sus­pected armed rob­ber was im­me­di­ately taken hospi­tal for treat­ment.

When con­tacted, the FCT po­lice spokesper­son, Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent Hyel­hira Al­tine Daniel, con­firmed the ar­rest and said the sus­pect was known for bank rob­bery.

She said the sus­pect had at­tempted rob­bing the same bank twice with­out suc­cess.

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“What hap­pened was that, some­body who saw him en­ter­ing the bank’s strong room through the roof called the po­lice, and our men rushed to the scene, he started shoot­ing and we over­pow­ered him and shot him on his leg,” she said.

The FCT PPRO said upon in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the sus­pect con­fessed that he went in through the roof and at­tempted to open the strong room be­fore he was seen.

PPRO added: “He equally con­fessed that this is his sec­ond time of at­tempt­ing to rob that bank. He said the first time he en­tered he used screw driver to open the strong room but could not gain en­try.”

Ac­cord­ing to her, the 22-yearold sus­pect then opened of­fices when he could not gain en­try into the strong room and ate from the re­frig­er­a­tors be­fore go­ing out through the same way.

She said the po­lice was able to ap­pre­hend the sus­pect be­cause in­for­ma­tion was re­ceived on time, adding that in­ves­ti­ga­tion was still be­ing con­ducted on the in­ci­dent.

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