Breaking: Police nab Barman who plotted Abuja bank robbery

More revelation has continued to be made known days after some suspected robbers invaded a popular bank in Mpape, a suburb within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The latest information is that the FCT Police command has finally caught the mastermind of the foiled robbery last Saturday.

The suspect identified as Ernest is a Barman.

He was nabbed at his hideout by police detectives and is presently being held at the command headquarters in Abuja.

Ehizo who allegedly drove the gang members to the bank claimed he was blackmailed by Ernest to carry out the heist.

Narrating how the failed heist was executed, David said Ehizo informed the gang members that the robbery would rake in N7 million, noting that he assured them that only a few staff members would be at work on the day of the incident.

David said, “Mr Larry told us that the job could fetch about N7m. After we entered the bank, we saw the MOPOL (riot policeman) on duty sleeping, so Obinna pointed a pistol at him and we tied him with an old sponge. Mr Larry told us that he would keep the other door open for us.

“So, Larry and Obinna later went upstairs with pliers to disconnect the cctv. On our way out, Larry suddenly shouted, ‘Ah, the MOPOL has escaped, then I ran inside and all of them scattered. I didn’t know what to do. Then the police fired tear gas.”