The Department of State Services, DSS, Sunday, disclosed that it had arrested two of its operatives out of five that were involved in an armed robbery incident and sharing of N310 million.
The robbery allegedly took place on November 20. The money belonged to a Bureau De Change operator in Abuja.
A statement made available to journalists in Abuja by the spokesperson for the Service, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, said that while three of the operatives are now at large, the Military Authorities have also commenced a detailed investigation of five of its personnel involved in the alleged crime.
According to him, preliminary investigations showed that those arrested connived with others to commit the crime.
Opuiyo said: “Preliminary investigations have revealed that Abdulrasheed Ahmadu MAIGARI of the DSS, conspired with four other colleagues of his namely: Solomon Inusa, Peter Okoye, Patrick Ihaya and George Mwatapwa Ibbi, to carry out this reprehensible act.
“The five military personnel were led by one Capt. Hussein Ishaku Mshelia.”
The statement revealed that the DSS has arrested Maigari and Ibbi, while Mshelia had equally been arrested by the Army authorities and that efforts are on to arrest those at large,
Opuiyo revealed that the sum of N66,437,445.00 and $6,200 have so far been recovered, while efforts were being made to recover the remaining amounts.
He said the success recorded in apprehending the suspects is because of cooperation among the security agencies, adding that the Service has suspended those arrested from work pending the determination of their case.
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