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Udu: Gunmen Attack Wetland Microfinance Bank, Cart Away Cash



There was tension on Friday as unknown gunmen attacked officials of Wetland Microfinance Bank along Udu Road in Ovwian area of Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, Daily Independent reports.

The robbery operation took place at about 4:20pm.

The bandits were said to have carted away a huge amount of money belonging to the bank.

Sources said the gunmen numbering about ten ambushed the bank driver who reportedly parked and was making calls near the bank premises.

The driver and another official of the bank were alleged to have been sent to pick money from a customer of the bank.

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The gunmen were said to have shot sporadically and created tension in the area. Residents and customers were said to have scampered for safety while the robbery attack was on.

It was gathered that the gunmen carted away money running into five million naira.

Daily Independent reports that when contacted, State Commissioner of Police, Ari Mohammed Ali, confirmed the incident, saying that it was a robbery case.

According to the Delta Police Commissioner, the incident took place about 50 metres away from the bank.

He has since ordered for the arrest of the driver owing to his role in the robbery incident.

He was quoted as saying:, “It was not the bank that was attacked. The driver of the microfinance bank was asked to collect money from a customer of the bank. He collected the money but, in his return, he parked fifty metres away from the bank instead of taking the money to the bank. He parked and was making telephone calls.

“For me, I see him as a collaborator. I have ordered his arrest. He’s the number one suspect. Why will you go and collect money from a customer instead of you to deliver the money to the bank, you went to the park and was making calls. They should arrest him.”


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