The mastermind of the foiled robbery of a first-generation bank in the Mpape area of Abuja has been arrested.

The suspect, a barman identified as Ernest was nabbed at his hideout by police detectives and is presently being held at the command headquarters by old CBN building, Garki, Abuja.

The police had earlier arrested four suspects and gunned down the fourth member of the robbery gang identified as Patrick during the operation.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, had on Tuesday paraded the gang members including a bank employee, 30 year old Larry Ehizo, 21 year old Timothy Joe, 24 year old Princewill Obinna and 19 year old Elijah David.

Ehizo who allegedly drove the gang members to the bank claimed he was blackmailed by Ernest to carry out the heist.

Narrating how the failed heist was executed, David said Ehizo informed the gang members that the robbery would rake in N7 million, noting that he assured them that only a few staff members would be at work on the day of the incident.

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