A gang of robbers which launched a dramatic operation in Calabar, the Cross River State capital abandoned an AK 47 riffle after carting away over N2million belonging to a politician.
The robbery which took place at a building construction site at Ekorinim, a suburb of Calabar Municipality at about mid morning, weekend, took the politician (names withheld) unawares as he was busy passing instructions to his construction staff when the gang invaded his SUV vehicle and carted away the money inside.
The victim brought the money to pay for the services of a bulldozer and over 15 casual workers at the close of work but the robbers carted away the money while he was at the slope passing instructions to the workers. He said: “When I arrived the plot, I securely locked the doors of my car after I had alighted and walked down to the slope where the bulldozer was piling sand but after some time when I went to the car, it was open and the money was no more there.”
He said that while he was passing instructions to the workers who were some distance away from, the hoodlums, “apparently acting on information swooped on the car, used a master key and unlocked the vehicle and carted away my money”.
According to the politician, he and his workers including the bulldozer driver mounted a search operation, only to discover one AK 47 riffle, loaded with a magazine where the bandits had laid ambush.
He said he had since reported the matter to thee Police at Diamond Hill and the AK47 recovered.
DSP John Umoh, the spokesman for the Cross River State Police Command said the police was carrying out investigation to fish out the hoodlums