A police officer attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State, David Friday, has been arrested for allegedly involved in an armed robbery.
The newly recruited officer was arrested alongside a soldier attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Owena Cantonment, Innocent Victor.
It was gathered that the suspects allegedly robbed some people in Akure, the state capital, using dangerous weapons at Ojadale junction area of the town.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bolaji Salami, while parading the suspects, said David had earlier stolen an exhibit motorcycle at his duty post before he was caught for another robbery act.
The police boss said, “He was being tried for that motorcycle theft when he was caught conspiring with a soldier to rob some people with a dagger. We paraded them and the victims identified them. Other victims came and identified them. When we are done with our investigation, we will charge them to court.”
CP Salami noted that some of the items they reportedly stole were N6000, one itel phone valued at N8500, 30 litres of petrol and N125,000.
The soldier, however, denied involvement in the crime, saying he stepped back at the scene of the incident.
He said, “I was only arrested for being on illegal duty, not robbery.”
A man, identified as Desmond Ikechukwu, who had allegedly been parading himself as a soldier to intimidate members of the public was also paraded.
Desmond who confessed that he was not a soldier said he wore the uniform to a drinking joint where he was arrested.
The CP said that all the suspects would be charged to court after the completion of an investigation.