Robbers Steal $5m In Asaba

An Onitsha-based bureau-de-change operator was allegedly robbed while exchanging five million dollars into its naira equivalent for a guest in an Asaba hotel.

walletHis fellow bureau-de-change operator, whom the victim said invited him for the transaction has been arrested.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, confirmed the story.

He said detectives swung into action and arrested one, while investigation is in progress and efforts are on to arrest other suspects , said:

“On April 20, at about 1530 hours, one Chukwudi Ibenye, a bureau-de-change operator residing at Onitsha, reported at GRA Police Station, Asaba, that on the same date one Abdulaziz (surname withheld), a fellow operator residing in Asaba invited him to come to Asaba to exchange some dollars worth N5 million for an unknown customer.

“However, on his arrival at Asaba, the said Abdulaziz took him to meet the purported customer at Southgate hotel Asaba only for him to be robbed of the money by three armed men already hiding in the hotel room before his arrival”.