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No Robbery Attempt At CBN In Benin – Police

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The Nigerian Police has debunk news of attempted robbery at the Central Bank of Nigeria in Benin, the state capital of Edo State.

Edo State Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Ayoola Ajala who is in charge of operation disclosed this to NAN on Tuesday.

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The Nigerian police Force

Ajaja said it was not true that there was a robbery attempt at the bank.

The Deputy Commission explained that the police chased some cultist around the Museum area of the city as they tried to escape through Akpakpava road where the office of the CBN is located.

He disclosed that the police arrested two of the cultists while others were still at large.

Ajala added that the unit recovered some arms from the arrested cultists.

“When we heard about the incident, we called the unit commander of security at the bank, who denied that there was any robbery attempt there.

NAN had report earlier on widespread speculation that the police foiled an attempted robbery a the Central Bank in Benin on Tuesday evening.

The medium reported that the incident happened when a bullion van carrying cash to an unknown commercial bank was about leaving the premises.

The reports added that the robbers were later repelled by the security unit stationed at the bank.

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