HOODLUMS were penultimate Tuesday reported to have invaded an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) belonging to an old generation bank in the College of Agricultural Science, CAS, of the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Sources said the hoodlums evaded all the security check points within the school and proceeded to the ATM where they allegedly carted away over N10 million which was earlier loaded in by the bank officials.
“The robbers came into the campus in the night and went straight into the bank. They later carted away millions of Nigeria 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”, a witnessed said.
Another source claimed that the hoodlums first sacked the security officials at the entrance gate before entering the bank.
Contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Chris Anyanwu who confirmed the robbery incident revealed that the actual amount stolen by the robbers was yet to be ascertained.
“Yes, there was robbery incident in one of the old generation banks located in CAS campus of Ebonyi State University.
“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.
“Investigation has already commenced and it is after the investigation that we will be able to tell you a particular amount stolen”.