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Nigeria: Female PoS Operator Disarms Two Robbers in Benin


The POS operator smashed the gun from the hand of the suspect and consequently raised the alarm, which attracted some security operatives to the scene.

A courageous female Point of Sale (POS) operator, identified as Ann, has reportedly disarmed two robbery suspects in the Uhogua community in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

Uhogua community, located down the Upper Siluko Road end of Benin City, plays host to the Home for the Needy International Christian Centre which houses no fewer than 3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).

PREMIUM TIMES learnt on Tuesday that Ann operates a POS shop by the entrance of the IDP camp.

It was learnt that the robbery suspects, who were armed with a locally made pistol, had stormed the POS shop and initially pretended to be genuine customers but the POS operator immediately sensed the danger that they had come to rob her.

A witness, Obukohwo Omatshola, who disclosed that the incident happened at about 4pm on Monday, said on entering the POS shop, the suspects brought out an ATM card and requested to withdraw N200, 000.

He added that while the POS woman was about to commence the process of certifying the money in the ATM card, the suspects brought out the locally made gun and ordered her to surrender all the money she had to them.

But through bravery, Mr Omatshola continued, the POS operator smashed the gun from the hand of the suspect and raised the alarm, which attracted some security operatives around.