DSS Says Two Operatives, One Soldier Detained For Allegedly Robbing Bureau De Change Of N310m
SAN FRANCISCO, December 06, (THEWILL) – The Department of State Services weekend announced the arrest of two its operatives out of five that participated in robbing a bureau de change operator in Abuja of N310 million.
The DSS in a release by Mr. Tony Opuiyo identified the five operatives as Abdulrasheed Ahmadu Maigari, Solomon Inusa, Peter Okoye, Patrick Ishaya and George Mwatapwa Ibbi.
He said five soldiers also participated in the robbery and sharing of the cash. One of the soldiers identified as Captain Hussein Ishaku Mshelia, the leader of the gang of soldiers that partook in the crime has been arrested by the army, the DSS spokesman said, adding that the other three DSS operatives and four soldiers remained at large.
The statement reads: “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the general public that the service has arrested two out of five of its staff involved in the robbery and sharing, on November 20, of N310 million belonging to a Bureau De Change operator in Abuja.
“While three of the DSS staff are now at large, the military authorities have commenced a detailed investigation of five of its personnel involved in the crime.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that Abdulrasheed Ahmadu Maigari of the DSS conspired with four other colleagues of his namely: Solomon Inusa, Peter Okoye, Patrick Ishaya and George Mwatapwa Ibbi, to carry out this reprehensible act.
“The five military personnel were led by one Capt. Hussein Ishaku Mshelia.
“Meanwhile, the service has arrested Maigari and Ibbi; and Mshelia was equally arrested by the Army authorities.
“Efforts are ongoing to apprehend those still at large. A total of N66, 437,445.00 and $6,200 have so far been recovered, while efforts are being made to recover the remaining amounts.”