Nigerian police recover N60 million of missing N100m bullion van money

- 7/13/2016
Police in Nigeria recover part of missing  money from bullion van millions.
Police in Nigeria recover missing bullion van money

The Nigerian Rivers State Police Command has recovered N60 million out of N100 million in a bullion van that went missing.

The money carrying van disappeared on Friday while on its way to Rivers State from Aba.

Police report that the money, which belonged to Nigerian banks Zenith and Stanbic Bank was found on Monday after it was abandoned in a taxi.

The taxi was parked in the premises of a popular supermarket in the GRA  Port Harcourt.

The bullion van, was declared missing on Friday, and a complaint was filed.

Deputy Police Commissioner, Mr. Uche Anozia, had this to say:

"On July 8, last Friday, we received a report by one Mr. Stanley Ndubuisi of Bankers Warehouse, about a missing bullion van. It was rented by Zenith Bank and Stanbic Bank, here in Port Harcourt to bring cash from Aba.

"Arriving Port Harcourt, it went to Zenith Bank, delivered the money meant for the bank. According to the complainant, at that point the soldiers disembarked and left. Now it remained the money for Stanbic Bank and the driver alone. Consequently, the driver absconded with the money.

"We got information on July 11, that a certain Ford Explorer was parked at the premises of Everyday Supermarket, located in GRA and that the vehicle contains sacks suspected to be bank property.

"I immediately dispatched my DC Operations to the area to verify. Fortunately for us, it was discovered that the sacks in the vehicle belong to Stanbic Bank because of the seals on them.

"The amount recovered, according to information, is N60,250,000. The driver that parked the car there is the driver of Everyday Supermarket. He is on the run now."

The rest of the missing money totaling N40 million is still unrecovered and no suspect has been arrested for the multi-million naira theft.

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