The Edo State Police Command on Friday confirmed the recovery of N34.5 million and four of the vehicles used in the multiple bank robberies that took place in Uromi on Thursday.
In a press release, Spokesperson of the Command, Bello Kontongs, stated that motorcycles, bags containing some items and one Union Bank ATM card were also recovered.
The statement said, “Today 25/02/2022 at about 07:30, operatives of the Edo State Police Command in conjunction with local vigilantes accompanied by John Odijie, the Oniha of Ubiaja led by the DPO Ubiaja acting on credible information that some vehicles suspected to have been used by armed Robbers in Uromi Bank Robbery operations on Thursday were seen hidden in Oruen Quarters Bush of Ubiaja in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State.
“On receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ubiaja mobilised his men who during the bank robbery operations, blocked all the routes from in and out of Uromi town.
Together with the team, they immediately went to the location and recovered the following vehicles and other items.
“Recovered are a red Camry car with registration number EZA 105 KJA, an ash Camry Car with registration number KWL 19 DU, ash corolla car with registration number UBJ 734 SZ, a Lexus 330 car with registration number AAA 973 FL, and two motorcycles. Two small bags containing women items, one Union Bank ATM and N34,510,000.00 were also recovered.
“Meanwhile the Edo State Commissioner, Philip Aliyu Ogbadu, while sympathising with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident promised not to relent until all those behind the attack are brought to face the full wrath of the law.”
Below is the video of the attacks on Thursday by Daredevil Armed Robbers.