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A top Nigerian musician based abroad, Michael Edwin Etute popularly known as BCROSS has regretted coming back for the Christmas holidays after he was robbed at a bank in Lagos state, according to a report by PM Express.
The report revealed that the robbers collected N300,000 BCROSS withdrew from the bank and another 8,000 Euros (N3,397,939) he kept inside his vehicle and went home dejected.
The incident happened last week Thursday at the GTBank branch located at Akowonjo round about in Shasha area of Lagos. The police at Area M Command, Idimu has arrested the bank’s security man in connection with the robbery and detained him at the Command.
Edo State born musician confirmed the incident and said he was still in shock over what happened and demanded for thorough investigation in order to fish out the criminals. The embittered BCROSS narrated how the incident happened and suspected that it was the work of an insider in the bank who gave out the information about his transaction.
He explained that he had gone to the bank to withdraw the money and had contact with some staff of the bank including the arrested security guard. He said the staff asked him how much he wanted to withdraw and he told them before he withdrew the money.
He narrated that when he entered his car to go home, he observed that a vehicle that parked behind him in front of the bank was trailing him. He then decided to park to allow the suspects to move on. However, his decision did not work as the robbers moved to his car, forcefully opened the boot, stole the money and escaped.
He said that he reported the matter to the police and the key suspect who was the security man was arrested but later released on bail. He lamented that the security situation in the country has not really improved and advised that the government should do something about it otherwise it will continue to drive investors away from the country.
He also noted that the economic situation in the country had made it worse as many youths took to crime and added that it was the same situation that made him to travel abroad eight years ago.
However, police sources at the Command confirmed the incident and said the police has intensified efforts to arrest the culprits.