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Ecobank’s US$350,000 Robbers Transferred

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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaFive Nigerians, accomplice by four Liberians allegedly involved in the recent Ecobank robbery, were on Tuesday, sent to the Kakata Magisterial Court in Margibi County under police charges of armed robbery and criminal facilitation respectively, for trial.

Police Spokesman George Bardue told our reporter Wednesday, that the five Nigerians were charged with armed robbery after police investigation in Monrovia, while the four others were charged with criminal facilitation pending court trials.

The nine suspects were early this month accused of robbing/ hijacking the Ecobank entity of some us$350,000, while in route to their Salala branch from Kakata branch.

According to Bardue, some Ecobank staff members, along with one of their managers were on a vehicle marked BC 1167 when encountered the six armed robbers, placed at gun point and assaulted before taking away the US$350,000 from the victims.

Although the names of the nine suspects’ are yet to be disclosed totally to this paper, the initial three names disclosed by the Police spokesman were Francis Ezeji, Bartu Chukwa Agolo and Onuegbu Frank Chidozie. Bardue earlier told our reporter that US$152,191.00 was retrieved from the robbers by the police.

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