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Wrong Ambition Robbery suspect rues failed plan to steal N24m from bank

A bank worker who planned to rob his organisation has been arrested by the police.

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Saturday Akpan and his partner in crime. play

Saturday Akpan and his partner in crime.

(New Telegraph Newspaper)

For Saturday Akpan, a 20-year-old robbery suspect in the cells of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Lagos State Police Command, the stubbornness of a security guard at a new generation bank, stopped him and his partners in crime from carting away the sum of N24m meant for the bank's end of year party.

Akpan who was a cleaner with the bank located at Creek Road, Apapa, has connived with his gang members to rob the bank in December, 2014.

Their plan was to lure the guard into the crime but when he refused to join, he was threatened with death till he agreed to join. The same guard turned round to report the planned robbery to he police who laid in wait for Akpan and his gang.

Now a guest of the SARS, Ikeja, Akpan has been singing like a bird on his involvement in the planned robbery. He explained that he started making plans to rob the bank after he heard it had earmarked N24 million for the end of the year party, claiming that one Mohammed, another security guard at the bank, told him about the money and the party.

"I worked in the bank till the end of December last year. I was paid N15,000 monthly as a cleaner. I only worked with the bank for four months.

We had been planning to rob the bank for a month. I, however, know that only one security guard would be a threat to our plan.

I told the guard that we were planning to rob the bank and that if he did not cooperate when we attack, we would trace and kill him. He promised to cooperate with us.

But police later came to our house to arrest us. We heard that the security guard went to the police."

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