Saturday 10 October 2015

Robbers Raid Airport, Escape With N20 m

An unnamed micro finance bank located in the Sam
Mbakwe Cargo Airport, Owerri as well as the offices
of Arik and Air Peace Airlines in Imo State, were
Friday, reportedly raided by suspected armed

Reports claim that over N20m and other valuables
were carted away in the robbery operation that
allegedly lasted just a few minutes.
An eye witness, whose name was not mentioned,
alleged that the armed robbers, who besieged the
airport in two unmarked vehicles, overpowered the
security men attached to the bank.
According to the undisclosed source, the noise of
banging of doors and windows by the robbers
coupled with their gunshots scared people away
from the scene.
In the same vein, an employee of Arik, who spoke
on grounds of anonymity, said their offices were
broken into, while company and personal valuables
of the workers were stolen.
He said, “We are still in shock how the robbers
could have been able to operate freely without being
challenged, with the number of security men at the
“This calls for serious concern because if the
Airport cannot be safe, where else can be?” the Arik
employee asked.
The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr.
Andrew Enwerem, who confirmed the incident, said
it was a case of burglary.
According to him, “We got the report that some
hoodlums broke into a Micro Finance Bank at the
airport, but we did not get any report that they
removed cash and no one was killed or wounded.
“Already investigation is ongoing and the two
security men attached to the bank are currently
being interrogated,” Enwerem noted.
Source: Leadership

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