DELTA State Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, has said the robbery gang that stormed a first generation bank in Asaba last Sunday but was repelled was recruited from Lagos State, based on the outcome of investigation so far.
He is also of the view that it was the same gang that raided a bank at Agbor a forth-night ago that attempted the Asaba raid.
Speaking in Asaba, the CP said the kingpin (sponsor) that brought the gang from Lagos had been discovered and vowed that his residence would be demolished in the next few days to serve as deterrent to people with similar intention.
He was, however, silent over the location of the building.
The CP called on the public to come up with information to the police, noting that during the foiled Asaba bank robbery the robbers were injured, saying: “Some of these robbers escaped with bullet wounds, where are they hiding?
There is no state that is crime-free but we foiled the robberies and these guys came from Lagos.”
The Police Commissioner also said that Ogwashi-Uku town, where the mother of the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala fell victim of kidnap saga among other cases was still a flash point in the State, and said that the vigilante group in the town has been banned.