Exactly one year after the Zenith bank robbery which occurred in Owerri, the Imo State capital men of the Special Anti-robbery squad of the Imo State have apprehended the last prime suspect in connection with the robbery.
Parading the suspect of the attack which led to the death of two policemen, the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike said the suspect hails from Obazu Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
The 29-year-old suspect, Chinonso Gift Onwuegbuchulam popularly called “Ogolo” was arrested a few days ago in his hideout at 7, Mgbuakara Eleparawan in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
The Police Commissioner said the suspect confessed to the crime and further admitted that out of the N2.8million stolen, he got a share of N400,000.
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The suspect further confessed to have been in armed robbery business since 2012 and has participated in several robbery operations in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Owerri between 2012 and 2017.
The attack occurred last year, February 22 at about 3:00 p.m. when a four-man gang of armed robbers trailed a bank customer to the Wetheral Road branch of Zenith Bank Plc in Owerri.
The hoodlums shot sporadically within the bank premises and exchanged gunfire with the three police personnel posted on duty at the bank and took away the sum of N2.5million.
Thereafter three suspects were arrested and killed while the last one was at large.
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