Robbers who had learnt that Air Peace regularly leaves large sums in its vault from Friday to Sunday, broke into the office and carted away the vault last weekend.
The robbers broke into the office of Air Peace in Akure, Ondo State and robbed the airline of millions of naira. Employees discovered that the office had been robbed when they resumed on Monday.
Acting on the information that Air Peace leaves money in the office, the robbers broke into the office and carted away the vault. A source who confirmed the incident to SR, said the robbers broke into the office through a crack in a wall.
“The hoodlums burgled into the office of the airline through a small cracked wall and stole valuables including the vault. I learned that they couldn’t immediately break the vault in the short process and hence the reason for taking it away.
“In fact, some booking tickets and other things were carted during the operation, which only lasted few minutes.
“The police have arrested all the staff of the airline and they are currently being interrogated at the Oba Ile police station. Even some management staff of the airline have arrived from Lagos over the case because it was so shocking,” he said.
A source at the Oba Ile Police Station in the Akure North area also confirmed the robbery case.
The source said an investigation into the robbery is ongoing, adding that the security guards attached to the airport are also being interrogated.
“We have arrested all the people (staff) that are working in the main office of the airline, including the security guards. As I am talking to you, some of the staff are being interrogated in our station.”