Abuja: Police arrest bank robbery mastermind



The police in Abuja have arrested the alleged mastermind of the attempted robbery of First Bank, Mpape branch known as Ernest-Ewim.

The alleged mastermind who works as a barman in Abuja had fled after the police arrested four accomplices, including an employee of the bank.

The banker had claimed that he was blackmailed by Ernest into organising the heist.

Spokesman for the FCT Police Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement confirmed the arrest of the mastermind.

It reads: ”

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 suspect who played a major role in the foiled robbery attempt was arrested by the team of Police Detectives at his hideout in Katampe1 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.”