3 NNPC staff arrested for N16m robbery

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Three members of staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) mega station Hotoro in Kano State were on Monday arrested by the police over their alleged involvement in robbery incident which led to the snatching of N16 million belonging the station.
The Kano State Police Command’s spokesman, SP Magaji Musa Majiya, said that the three NNPC staff, including a cashier and two supervisors were apprehended in connection with the robbery incident.
Majia said that investigation had since commenced in order to arrest their accomplice.
“The incident happened around 8 am when the staff were conveying the money to one of the commercial banks in the area when the suspected armed robbers were said to have attacked the vehicle conveying the money and snatched one of the sacks containing about N16 million,” an eyewitness said.
The eyewitness added that there was N26 million in the two sacks when the incident occurred and the robbers took away one of the bags containing the money.
The hoodlums were said to have shot sporadically in the air to scare people away before fleeing the area.

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