Thursday, November 7, 2013

Robbers snatch vouchers, instead of cash in Akure

FACTS emerged, yesterday, that theGhana-must-gobags snatched by
robbers in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Wednesday, contained bank
vouchers not cash.
The robbers had trailed their victim to one of the commercial banks in
Akure metropolis at about 2pm.
This incident had resulted to robbery scare which necessitated banks
in the state capital to hurriedly close shop.
Bank sources toldVanguardthat the robbers had snatched the bags
supposedly containing huge sums of money from a customer who had gone
to withdraw cash from the bank.
Confirming this findings toVanguard, Police image maker, Wole Ogodo,
said the affected bank had informed the police that what was snatched
were processed bank vouchers not cash.
Ogodo said: "On November 6, 2013 at about 1800hrs, Oke Oludare, the
Operational Manager of the Ecobank, reported at the station formally
that some hoodlums numbering about three trailed their vehicle and
double crossed it at the front of the bank.
"They forcefully removed threeGhana-must- gobags containing processed
vouchers thinking it was money and zoomed off through NEPA
Ogodo said that the robbers would have since discovered that their
efforts had come to nothing since only papers were contained in the
He assured that the robber will soon be arrested and brought to book.

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