BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – The alleged mastermind of the recently foiled bank robbery In Mpape area of Abuja has been arrested by Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad
The suspect is one Ernest Ewim, a 29-year-old, said to be a close associate of the First Bank staff accused of giving out information to the robbers.
According to the Public Relations Officer, FCT Police Command, DSP Ajugunri Manzah, “Following the on-going investigation in the last Saturday’s foiled robbery attempt at a bank in Mpape, Operatives of the FCT Police Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad have arrested one Ernest Ewim ‘m’ 29years a member of the notorious armed robbery gang who has been at large.”
The Police statement further said; “The suspect who played a major role in the foiled robbery attempt was arrested by the team of Police Detectives at his hideout in Katampe 1 on Wednesday 1st January, 2020 at about 1600hrs.
“With this arrest, the total number of suspects arrested in connection with the foiled robbery attempt are now five (5):- Ernest Ewim ‘m’ 29years Larry Ehizo ‘m’ 30 years, Princewill Obinna ‘m’ 24years, Timothy Joe ‘m’ 21years, and Elijah David ‘m’ 19 years
“The Command reiterates its unwavering commitment to ensure the protection of lives and property and provide FCT residents with quality service delivery.
“The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation”, the statement said.
It would be recalled that one of the suspected robbers was killed by the police in a shootout at the Bank’s premises, while four others were arrested during the incident.