Nigeria: 5 GTBank Employees Arrested For Armed Robbery

Nigeria The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended 11 armed robbery suspects including five workers of a commercial bank.

One of the workers, a senior marketing executive of the bank’s branch in Gbagada, is currently being interrogated by detectives at the state’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

According to reports made available to PUNCH Metro, the senior marketing executive allegedly conspired with two security personnel of the bank and two other staff to perpetrate the robbery of a customer who was to deposit some money running into millions of naira.

The bank workers were said to have invited one Sadiq, believed by the police to be a notorious armed robber in the state, who in turn invited six other members of his gang.

The gang allegedly procured guns in Lagos and ordered for more from Edo State.

The robbery was foiled when policemen through intelligence report got information of the planned robbery. The policemen stormed the bank premises incognito on the day the robbery was to take place.

It was learnt that one of the suspects had told the police that their weapons including two pistols were already concealed in the bank’s Computer Central Processing Unit with plans to use them on the day of the robbery.

The robbers who pretended to be customers of the bank had dressed in suits while Sadiq wore a kaftan. But they did not know that plain-clothed policemen had cordoned off the area while some other policemen were in the banking hall.

A police source said, “The suspected robbers got more than what they expected when detectives rounded them up and whisked them to the state police command headquarters.”

One of the suspects further confessed that the bank’s marketing executive gave them money to procure the arms and ammunition.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Joseph Jaiyeoba, confirmed the arrest in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Wednesday.

He, however, said further investigations were still ongoing with a view of ensuring that all those connected with the incident were arrested.

Jaiyeoba said, “The employees of the bank that were arrested were actually four in number. They planned with the security guard who then recruited armed robbers for them.

“The security guard’s job was to plant the guns inside the CPU of the computer so that when the armed robbers came in, they would be able to enter as normal customers.

“The robbers planned to rob after closing hours when customers were no longer allowed access into the banking hall. The commander, MOPOL 2, was able to get wind of the plan and led his team to the bank.

“They arrested the security guard who later confessed and gave his accomplices up. Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing.”


  1. steph Reply

    nah wow oooo!!! could this be because of joblessness or greediness???

  2. Ahmed Reply

    Pls show them on Crime fighter.

  3. mr peace! Reply

    why the name sadiq mentioned twice? what abt d 4 master minders, d security & d other 6 armed robbers dont they have names?

  4. Oyinlola remedy Reply

    Se these bankers won become God ? Some of their friend are there lookn for job. Anyway , kudos for Lagos government n the defence agents .

  5. Gidado B R Reply

    Sectional interest by the police as u mention the name twice (sadiq)why not the others too?If you are to do justice for the sake of Almighty,publish their names also so that the whole world would know them and their customers would know the kind of people they are transacting with.

  6. moshood adesope Reply

    Nigerians should alway help polce, by giving useful information and nigeria police must investigates them beyond this particular operation because this is not their first time.

  7. Madara Reply

    An oldstory because this was the style deployed to kill some banks.what goes around comes around.

  8. Evelyn Reply

    1 day 4 d owner..

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