A customer care of the first generation bank which was attacked by armed robbers last Saturday, Larry Ehizo has stated that he started planning how to carry out the operation in October 2019.
Ehizo had earlier told the police investigation team that he was blackmailed by a member of the gang, Ernest Ewim into carrying the attempted heist.
Ehizo said “Everything Ewim said is true; he didn’t threaten me. I willingly gave him my number. When I called him, I simply told them how they would go in, where they would see the riot policeman guarding the bank and how to disconnect the CCTV”.
When asked the motive of the crime, Ehizo simply stated, “I was just greedy, I thought it was something simple that I could just pull off. I had taken time to study everything. I started thinking about it since October”.
“Maybe, because I worked inside, I felt I could take the money. So I gradually mapped out where the CCTV is, where the police officer stays, his movement, how people are stationed over the weekend and how the ATMs functioned over the weekend. I took time to map it out for over a month”
The FCT Commissioner of Police Bala Ciroma had on Tuesday paraded the gang members including Ehizo, 30, as well as Timothy Joe, 21; Princewell Obinna, 24; and Elijah David, 19.