A member of a two-man robbery gang was apprehended while robbing residents at gunpoint in Onne town, in Eleme, Rivers State.
The suspect was arrested by the security team of Onne Youth Congress (OYC) on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. His accomplice escaped during a hot chase.
Comrade Douglas Ollor, S.A on Media to the President of OYC, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspects were armed with a Point of Sale machine which they used to transfer money from the bank accounts of their victims.
“In the early hours of yesterday Tuesday 22-08-2023, two men in a Keke mini bus were found around F.O.T. axis, using gun to steal ATM card from people, forcing the owners to release their ATM pin, and then use the card to make an instant transfer, using the P.O.S. machine they came with,” Mr. Ollor stated.
“Luck ran out of them when they entered inside the community, as the S.A. on media to the Onne Youth President, Comr. Douglas Ollor, saw them and raised alarm which alerted the security architecture in Onne.
“The OYC security team chased them to Nafcon junction where one was caught, and one ran away.
After much interrogation, and disciplinary actions, the ATM robber confessed they have been in the business for a while now.
“The suspect said they park their Toyota Spider at Refinary junction, and use keke mini bus to enter Onne, do their biddings, then return back
“However, the security team didn’t take laws into their hands, they handed over the robber to the army personnel that were on duty at the Nafcon junction axis.”