Dismissed DSS Official, 9 Others Paraded For Robbing Bullion Van In Abia, N10m Recovered

Dismissed DSS Official, 9 Others Paraded For Robbing Bullion Van In Abia, N10m Recovered

Abia State Police Command on Monday paraded a dismissed officer of the Department of State Services, DSS Prosper Israel, his younger brother Chinwendu Israel along with eight others for robbing a billion van loaded with cash, according to ABN TV

In his confessional statement, Mr. Prosper Israel said he was dismissed from DSS in 2007 after his service at Government House Abia State ended 2007.
According to the Ugwunagbo-born robber, before he could return to his station, he was tried and summarily dismissed in absentia. He said his younger brother along with his “colleagues” brought money are shared in his house and gave him part of it. On whether he was aware that his brother was into robbery, he answered in the affirmative. He said he regrets his action, appealing for forgiveness.

According to reports, the robbery gang had on 26 July 2022, waylaid the bullion van being escorted by the Police along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway near Ntigha Junction in Isiala Ngwa North L.G.A of Abia State, killing the cash office on the spot. Parading the suspects at Abia State Police command headquarters in Umuahia, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede said the sum of 10,184,000.00 was recovered from the gang.

According to the police boss, the arrest of the suspects follows a careful study of “their modus operandi and set up a special intelligence technologically led investigation squad (ITLIS) with a clear directive to arrest and recover weapons used by the deadly armed robbery gang.”

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