We were reluctant to carry this story when someone who witnessed this incident called in to alert us.
Days later, veteran journalist, Chidi Nkwopara reports that the Imo State Police Command has confirmed invasion of a first generation commercial bank (name withheld) situated along Mbari Street, Ikenegbu Layout, Owerri, by armed robbers last Thursday.
Confirming the incident in an interview to Mr.Nkwopara, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Samuel Oodee, said the robbers destroyed the Automated Teller Machine, ATM, and carted away unspecified amount of cash.
The PPRO said the security team gave the fleeing robbers a hot chase and they quickly abandoned their Bayelsa State registered Jeep in traffic gridlock along Okigwe Road, Owerri.
Which one is hot chase? Can our Police men swear that if they had apprehended the bad guys, every piece of naira note would have been returned? LWKMD! Besides, if they abandoned their Jeep, that means they took to their heels. So, our distinguished men of the Police force are telling us that they actually watched them abandon their car and take to the bush? At what point did they give up the hot chase then? LWKMD.
May God continue to save us.