No fewer than 10 policemen and employees of a new generation bank have been arrested and detained for questioning by the police in Delta State over the shocking disappearance on Monday of N14 million from a bank vehicle, which they escorted from Effurun to Ekpan in Delta State.
The suspects were said to have been detained at the Police Area Commander’s Office, Warri, but the Area Commander had requested that the suspects be transferred to the State Police Command, Asaba for further investigation.
Delta state police spokesman, Mr. Charles Muka, told newsmen when contacted that he was yet to be briefed on the matter.
It was , however, gathered that the policemen from Enerhen Police Station, Enerhen, were deployed to the bank, along Warri-Sapele Road, Warri, to escort money from the bank to its cash office on Refinery road, Ekpan, Monday.
On getting to the cash office of the bank at Ekpan, it was discovered on checking the boxes that there was no money inside.
There was an instant alarm as neither the policemen nor the cash officers could give logical reason for the scandal.
Some of the posers detectives would have to unravel in the case are: If the policemen in the escort team from Enerhen knew before they left the bank’s office at Effurun that there was no money in the boxes they were escorting to Ekpan cash office of the bank or if they are part of the conspiracy
According to the police source, “If they policemen are not culpable, then the detectives would have to find out the people connived to pull the scam”.