The missing sum of N60. 250 million in cash belonging to one of the new generation banks in the city of Port Harcourt has been recovered by the Nigerian police.
In a briefing addressed by the Rivers State Police Command, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of Administration, Uche Anozia, said the bundles of cash was recovered following information provided by a security guard of a Supermarket in the city in whose premises a vehicle containing the lost cash was parked.
“Two banks in Port Harcourt, Zenith and Stanbic ITC, had contracted the services of a Bullion van company in Port Harcourt, to go and convey their monies from their branches at Aba, Abia state.
“While the service to Zenith was successfully completed and the amount belonging to them delivered in the company of armed Soldiers, that of Stanbic bank”, was not.
“The Soldiers disembarked the bullion van at Zenith bank, leaving the portion meant for Stanbic with the driver alone with the cash the vehicle. He (driver), absconded with both the cash and vehicle for three days Three days after, Monday July 11, cash of N60.250 million contained in five bank sacks, marked and sealed with Stanbic IBTC bank seal were recovered by the Police in a Ford Explorer vehicle with veiled glasses and black waterproof bags inside the car parked at the premises of a Supermarket at the GRA area of Port Harcourt.” Anozia informed.
Continuing, Anozia said the presence of the suspicious vehicle parked at the premises of the supermarket was reported by the security guard who alongside the man that parked the vehicle there are said to be at large.
“Investigation is still on-going. The man that parked the vehicle there is a driver to the Supermarket in whose premises the Vehicle was parked. Both the driver and the complainant that reported the case are presently on the run.
“We are still on their trail as we are still investigating the matter.” He said.
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