The Edo Police Command has arrested two men, Monday Imafidon and Ifeanyi Okafor, for stealing the N5.2 million stolen from a POS outlet by a four-man gun-toting gang.
The robbery took place in Uromi, Esan north-east local government area of the state, where hoodlums on a motorcycle stormed the POS outlet.
Everyone in sight was robbed, including the operator.
A detachment of police officers and some locals gave the robbers a hot chase shortly after the robbery, after which they threw their loot away.
Despite the fact that the robbers were apprehended, Imafidon and Okafor, as well as others still on the loose, took advantage of the confusion to steal the money.
One of the suspects admitted to only taking a portion of the money.
“I saw people chasing after some men on a motorcycle, and then all of a sudden there was a lot of money. To collect the money, I joined the other boys. We received N2.5 million in total, which we divided between ourselves, and I received N600,000”.
SP Kontongs Bello, the state police image maker, confirmed the incident and said some cash had been retrieved from the suspects.
“I can assure you that we will make every effort to apprehend all of the suspects.
“I can assure you that all those involved in stealing the money at the armed robbery scene will be apprehended, and the money will be completely recovered,” he said.