Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Robbers invade Ebonyi University, steal millions from ATM
Bandits invaded the College of Agricultural Science campus of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki Tuesday, and stole millions of naira from an Automated Teller Machine.
This came barely three weeks after robbers invaded the Simeon Oduoye female hostel of the same school and robbed the students of different items.
Sources said the hoodlums beat all the security checks in the school and proceeded to the ATM where they carted away money amounting to over N10 million which the bank officials loaded in the machine for customers.
“The robbers came into the campus in the night and went straight into the bank. They later carted away millions of naira which was loaded in the day time by the bank officials.
“We learnt that up to N12million was stolen during the incident. I can’t tell the actual amount but all I know is that there was robbery in this bank,” one of the sources said.
Another source said the hoodlums first sacked the security officials at the entrance gate before entering the bank.
Police spokesman, Chris Anyanwu, a deputy superintendent, confirmed the robbery and said the actual amount stolen by the robbers could not been ascertained.
“The robbers broke the ATM of the bank and carted away all the money inside it. We are hearing different figures stolen and the bank officials have not given us the figure of the amount carted away by the robbers,” he said.