Published On: Fri, Feb 24th, 2017

5 killed in Imo bank robbery

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A robbery conducted at a bank by a 12-man crime gang in Imo State has led to the death of five persons including a prime target.

The incident which occurred on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Wetheral Road, Owerri, led to the death of three security guards and one member of the crime gang.

According to an eye witness, a customer who had visited the bank to deposit a large sum was shot death as he attempted to get out of his vehicle.

“The robbers, who were about 12 in number, had trailed the man who wanted to deposit large sums of money.

“They came in three cars, but it was one of the cars that followed him into the bank premises.

“As soon as he came out of his car, the robbers shot him dead and took the money.

“They also shot dead three of the security guards and one bank customer. But one of the policemen guarding the bank killed one of the robbers,”  the witness said.

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Spokesperson for the state police, DSP Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident while also stating the resolve of the force to apprehend the robbery suspects.

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