Police sergeant, bank official arrested for bank robbery (photo)

-The police have arrested one Sergeant
Ukwuoma and an employee of Access
bank, Samuel Ndudiri, who are
suspected members of a criminal gang
– Ndudiri was said to have masterminded
a failed robbery in one of Access bank
branches in which three suspects were
– The police have disclosed that that
efforts are in top gear to ensure the
arrest of the fleeing members of the
The Rivers state police command has
confirm the arrest one Sergeant
Promise Ukwuoma and an employee of
Access Bank, Rumuolumeni Branch,
Samuel Ndudiri, identified as members
of a criminal gang who attempt to rob
the bank.
According to a report on The Punch,
both men were said to have to been
apprehended on Friday, December 23,
after a subtle investigation by
operatives of the Intelligence Response
Team with assistance from Technical
Intelligence Unit of the Nigeria Police.
Recall that the police on Thursday,
December 22, foiled what would have
been a major bank robbery in Rivers
state and arrested three suspects.

The three suspects and others on the
run had brought a filled gas cylinder to
the Access Bank premises in
Rumuolumeni, and had engaged in
cutting the main door leading to the
bank when security operatives
stormed the place.
However, some members of the gang,
including a police corporal, Gabriel
Igwe, of the 19 Police Mobile Force, are
currently on the run, while two AK 47
rifles belonging to the serving police
personnel were recovered during the
Ndudiri, the Access Bank employee,
was said to have masterminded the
failed robbery of the bank with the
assistance of the police sergeant, who
is from the Department of Operations,
Port Harcourt.
An online statement released by the
police read: “Arrest of a serving Police
Sergeant and bank staff involved in bank
robbery and recovery of two AK47 rifles
belonging to serving personnel on
23/12/2016 at about 1135hrs.
“Sequel to the arrest and handing over of
three suspects involved in Access Bank,
Eagle Cement Rumuelumeni branch robbery
to Intelligence Response Team by CP, Rivers
state, for discreet investigation, IRT
operatives immediately commenced
investigation and with technical assistance
from TIU (Technical Intelligence Unit), two
key members of the gang were arrested.
“Sergeant Promise Ukwuoma of DOPS Port
Harcourt and Mr. Samuel Ndudiri ‘m’, 38
years, a staff of Access Bank, Eagle Cement
(Rumuolumeni) branch, who brought the job
and masterminded the robbery were both
arrested in Port Harcourt.
“Exhibits recovered are two AK47 Rifles
with breach Nos. 523513 / 21173 and two
AK47 rifle magazines fully loaded. One Cpl.
Igwe Gabriel of 19PMF attached to RRT
DOPS, now at large, is the owner of the
second rifle with S/No. 21173.”
According to the statement, Gabriel
Igwe, the police corporal, left the rifle
at his beat and escaped when he got
information that his gang member,
Sergeant Promise Ukwuoma, had been

The arrested suspects were said to
have confessed to the crime, even as
the police disclosed that efforts were in
top gear to ensure the arrest of the
fleeing members of the gang.
On his part, Nnamdi Omoni, the Rivers
state police public relations officer
confirmed the arrest of the police
sergeant and the Access Bank worker,
but insisted that he would not make
further comment until he got an
approval to do so.
“I can confirm to you that the IGP
Intelligence Response Team arrested the
sergeant and the bank staff, but I cannot
say anything further until we get an official
approval to do so,” he said.
Meanwhile, police have arrested a
pastor of Cherubim and Seraphim
church of Zion in Lagos and mother of
seven for allegedly keeping guns and
preparing food for militants.
However, the pastor who identified
himself as governor Peretun, denied
the allegation.

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