Police Recover Over N1million From Armed Robbers In Aba
A combined team of Policemen from the Aba Area Command, Abia State on
Thursday recovered over N1million from fleeing armed robbers.
Also recovered from the robbers were, 2 cartridges of live ammunition
and a double barrel cut to size gun and hand bags suspected to have
been seized from their victims.
Pointblanknews.com gathered that the incident took place around 4pm
around Hospital road by East Street had the robbers numbering three
operating in a tricycle with registration number Abia UNC 076 VX where
they raided a warehouse at No. 185 Hospital road, also robbed other
Sources hinted that the Police patrol teams were alerted to a distress
call that unidentified gunmen were robbing people along East Street by
According to the source, on sighting the police patrol, the robbers
ran into the crowd leaving their guns, money and bags they snatched
from their victims.
Abia state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Geoffrey Ogbonna could
not be reached for comment, but a police source who pleaded anonymity
confirmed the incident and disclosed that the amount recovered from
the robbers is around the sum of N1, 147,800:00.
The source added that the robbers could not be arrested as they ran
into a crowded market along Ohanku road making it impossible for the
police to open fire at them to avoid putting the lives of traders in