Police Parade Suspects Of Bullion Van Robbery In Ebonyi Home

Seven suspects responsible for a bullion van robbery attack foiled by the Police in Ebonyi State on the 29th of July 2020, were paraded on Wednesday.

The suspects, Sunday Soyemi, Alfred Robinson, Ayeni Samuel, Emeka Harrison, Emeka Illo, Abuchi Elijah, and Ibaniforio Ekene, had perfected the plan to rob the bullion van.

They carried out surveillance around the movement of the bullion van for two weeks and deployed two stolen vehicles- a Lexus 350 SUV and a Toyota Forerunner for the operation.

Unfortunately for them, the Police foiled their robbery attempt, and four of the Police Officers lost their lives.

“That operation was carried out by me and some of my friends at Ebonyi State. We took two weeks to monitor the Bullion Van, after the two weeks we carried out the operation,” the 46-year-old gang leader, Sunday Soyemi said.

The Force Public Relations Officers, DCP Frank Mba, while parading the suspects, said after the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, NPM, mni, ordered a massive manhunt for the suspects, the Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) successfully apprehended them.

136 rounds of GPMG ammunition, Six Ak 47 Rifles, 61 AK 47 Magazines, five K2 magazines, 1620 rounds of live AK 47 ammunition, two sets of army camouflage, assorted charms, and other house breaking equipment were recovered from the suspects.

DCP Frank added that two of the gang members are still at large, noting that the Police are closing in on them.