The robbers who hang out around banks pretending to operate a commercial vehicle approached the woman who had just withdrew huge sum of money from a bank along Calabar Road, near the Watt market, to join their cab and the woman who appeared in a hurry to get home actually rode with them in the golf car they operated with.
In midway, the robbers brought out a gun and told her to co-operate and hand over the money.
She said: "The suspects told me to cooperate with them and quietly hand over the N1.5 million or I would be killed." She said she suddenly became "angry in the
spirit because this money is contribution money and my members who want to share the money on Sunday so they could get their Christmas things early would not believe me. So I was ready to die and began to raise alarm in the vehicle and calling for help".
She said her shouts attracted the attention of a taxi driver who decided to give the Golf
car a hot chase until he
overtook and blocked the vehicle at Atekong Drive".
The driver of the five man gang and another suspect escaped, but luck ran out of the female robbers.
She added, "These two ladies were apprehended by the people who came to see what was the trouble between the two taxis.
They began to beat them when they heard what they had done
They were thoroughly beaten and stripped naked before they were handed over to the police
Mr. Hoggan Bassey, the Police Public Relations officer of the State Police Command, confirmed that the ladies confessed that they were students of Ebonyi State University and members of a syndicate which left Abakaliki in Ebonyi State to Aba in Abia
His words, "nemesis has caught up with them. They are being investigated and so far
they have confessed that they used to hang around bank premises with their car, shouting one chance, one chance and waiting for people
coming out of the bank with money.
He said they would soon be charged to court.