From Ben Dunno, Warri
Dare devil robbers yesterday carted away About N3.5 million, meant for the settlement of unpaid winning allowances and up keep of players of Warri Wolves.
The robbery incident which occurred within Enerhen road area in the heart of the city, saw a three man robbery gang accosting the officials of the team who had gone to withdraw the money at gunpoint on their way to the office after making the withdrawal from one of the new generation banks operating in that area.
According to sources: “ After making the withdrawal and making their way to the office, a three-man armed robbery gang, closed in on the vehicle the officials were driving in and collect part of the total sum withdrawn at gun point.”
“The robbers attacked the vehicle conveying both the team Manager, identified as Gordon, and the teams media officer, Azuka Chiamaka, around Enerhen Motel, along Enerhen Road, Uvwie council area of Delta state and immediately demanded the money from them with a threat for them to comply with their directive if they value their lives.”
The General Manager of the club, Moses Etu, when contacted refered Daily Sunsports to the club’s media officer: “Talk to my media officer. I won’t grant any interview, talk to my media officer.’’ When asked for his media officer’s number, he said: “look for him, I don’t have his number, I’m in a meeting.’’
The Club Spokesman, Mr. Azuka Chiamaka, also pleaded for time before making an official statement. He however requested that Journalists call back later for reaction after he had concluded meeting with his members in the Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria’s (SWAN) Delta state chapter.
Delta state Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Celestina Kalu (SP), confirmed the incident and said the police have commenced investigations.