Police Recover over N60m Stolen from Bank in Rivers


The police in Rivers State on Saturday said they had recovered  N60,250,000 two days after it was declared missing. The police said the money which belongs to a new generation banks in the state, was recovered through its intelligence network. THISDAY gathered that a bullion van conveying over N100 million was allegedly declared missing last Friday after the van came into Port Harcourt from Aba in Abia State, to deliver the same money to the banks. It was learnt that formal complain was lodged with the Rivers State Police Command.

Two days after, it was gathered that 60,250,000 of money was found by the police at the car park of a popular supermarjet at New GRA, Port Harcourt where it was abandoned in a taxi. Addressing journalists at the state command after the recovery, Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of Administration, Mr. Uche Anozia, disclosed that the bullion van was rented to convey money for two new generation banks in Port Harcourt from Aba. Anozia noted that the van went missing after security escorts attached to it disembarked after it had delivered to one of the banks, Zenith Bank. The DCP said the driver of the bullion van drove off to an unknown destination after the escorts allowed him to go and deliver the N100 million to the other bank.

His words: “On the 8th of July, last Friday, we received a report by one Mr. Stanley Ndubuisi of Bankers Warehouse, a company located at 36 Forces Avenue, Old GRA, Port Harcourt. The company engages in bullion van services. These bullion vans are rented by banks to convey their cash to-and-fro, so on this day a bullion van was rented from this company by Zenith Bank and Stanbic Bank, here in Port Harcourt.