The Police Command in the FCT have begun investigation into the alleged theft of N6.8 million from the ATM of a bank at Jabi District, Abuja, on Saturday.
DSP Altine Daniel, the command’s spokesperson, who disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said that a suspect had been arrested in connection with the theft.
He said that the 27-year-old suspect (name withheld), allegedly broke into the ATM belonging to one of the old generation banks and stole the money.
Daniel, however, said that the amount that was stolen was recovered “intact” from the suspect after he was arrested in the premises of the bank.
“On Sept. 21, at about 10 a.m., some staff of the bank came to report at our office at Utako that their ATM had problem.
“When our men moved to the scene and started looking for clues and anything that will assist them in their investigation, they noticed that the CCTV monitor room had been tampered with.
“After a thorough search, they also noticed that the door of the toilet in the room was locked from within and when they opened it, they found somebody seated.
“The suspect was picked up and taken to the station where he confessed to the crime,” she said.
Daniel said the suspect claimed to have learned the act of opening safe from the“youtube” (Internet) and thereafter, bought some tools, including screw driver and pliers, to carry out the act.
She alleged that the suspect removed N6.87 million from the ATM and packed them in bags before his arrest.
“Investigations into the case has started and we are trying to find out if he acted alone or he has some accomplices,” she said.