Uromi Bank Robbery: Police recover over 34 million naira

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Edo police have recovered the cash sum of thirty-four million, five hundred and ten thousand Naira only (N34,510,000.00) allegedly looted by bank robbers who attacked several banks in Uromi on Thursday, 25 February 2022.

Edo state police command confirmed the attack in a statement on Friday, 25 February 2022.

The statement was signed by the police PPRO, SP Bello Kontongs and seen by Standard Gazette.

Police, local vigilantes, Chief John Odigie, the Oniha of Ubiaja led by the DPO Ubiaja Division, received credible information on Friday, 25 February 2022, that some of the vehicles suspected to have been used by the robbers had been abandoned in a bush around Oruen Quarters in Ubiaja in Esan South East Local government area.

Security agencies blocked all the exit routes linking Ubiaja and Uromie towns while the robbers escaped, leaving behind vehicles and cash.

Items recovered are one Red Colour Camry car with Reg.No. EZA 105 KJA, One ash Colour Camry Car with Reg. No. KWL 19 DU, One Dark Ash colour corolla car with Reg. No. UBJ 734 SZ, One Lexus 330 car with Reg. No. AAA 973 FL, One Red Q. Link M/CYCLE With Reg. No. EZA 105 QN, One Red Day Long M/Cycle With Reg. No. ENU 204 QL.

Other items recovered at the scene are two small bags containing women’s Items, one Union Bank ATM card and a Cash Sum of Thirty-four million, five hundred and ten thousand Naira only ( #34,510,000.00)

The Commissioner of Police Edo state police command CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu, while sympathizing with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident, Promised not to relent until all those behind the attack are bought to made to face the full wrath of the law.

Standard Gazette had reported how eight people were killed during the attacks. Robbers came with dynamites giving them easy access into the bank vaults.

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