Abia State Police command on Monday paraded a dismissed official of the Department of State Services, DSS Prosper Israel, his younger brother Chinwendu Israel along with with eight others for robbing a billion van loaded with cash.
In his confessional statement, Mr. Prosper Israel said he was dismissed from DSS in 2007 after his service at Government House Abia State ended in 2007 following the end of the then Gov. Orji Kalu’s tenure.
According to the Ugwunagbo born robber, before he could return to his station, he was tried and summarily dismissed in absentia.
He said his younger brother along with his “colleagues” brought money are shared in his house and gave him part of it. On whether he was aware that his brother was into robbery, he answered in affirmative.
He said he regrets his action, appealing for forgiveness.
ABN TV reports that the robbery gang had on 26 July 2022, waylaid the bullion van being escorted by the the Police along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway near Ntigha Juntion in Isiala Ngwa North L.G.A of Abia State, killing the cash officer on the spot.