SaharaReporters has reliably learned that a whopping sum of $2 million was the actual amount of money carted away by the daredevil armed robbers that robbed a billion van in Asaba, the capital city of Delta state on December 8th
It would be recalled that on Friday, December 8, 2017, daredevil armed robbers numbering over five using a sienna car attacked a bullion van belonging to a major bank around Koka junction along the Asaba-Benin Expressway and carted away an undisclosed amount of cash, running into several millions of naira as they shot sporadically to scare people away from the scene of the operation.
SaharaReporters learned that shortly after the robbery incident, three senior officials of the bank stormed the state police command, Asaba and met with the outgoing commissioner of police, Zanna Ibrahim and other officers and dropped the hint that the sum of $2 million was allegedly carted away by the armed robbers during the robbery.
Confiding in our correspondent, a senior Special Anti Robbery Squad official in the state police command who didn't want to be named confirmed that the bank officials gave the figure of $2 million as the cash carted away by the bandits during the operation while the Nigerian currency in several bags was left untouched touched.
"One Mr. Ikechulwu, head of operations, one Mr. Athanasius, the cash movement officer and a lady manager came to the command and met with the commissioner of police and other senior officers of the command and told us that the sum of $2 million was the amount carted away by the robbers during the bullion van robbery.
"As at this money no arrest has been made but I can tell you that some of the bank officials and the team of policemen who served as escort to the bullion van on the day of the robbery have been quizzed several times at the state police command. Though, we are suspecting a well coordinated internal connivance in the robbery. But I can assure you that in no distance time the robbers will be arrested." the officer said.