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Police arrest newly recruited constable, soldier over armed robbery


The Ondo State Police Command has paraded one David Friday, a newly recruited Police Constable attached to Olofin Police Station in the Idanre local government area in the state for armed robbery.

The Command also arrested alongside Davis one Innocent Victor, a soldier serving with the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Owena Cantonment.

They were reportedly armed with a Jackknife and other dangerous weapons at Ojadale junction where they attacked and robbed some persons

Parading the suspects, the Ondo Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami said David had earlier stolen an exhibit motorcycle at his duty post.

He 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.”

Items they stole included N6000, one itel phone valued at N8500, 30 litres of petrol and N125, 000.

Both the soldier—Victor and the Police Constable—David are denying involvement in the robbery allegation.


Other suspects paraded were one Wasiu Lateef who was alleged to defile a teenager at an uncompleted building in Lapanu village.

Another was a suspected teenage kidnapper, Bello Ali, who could not explain what he was doing in a forest between USO and Ogbese.

A fake soldier, Desmond Ikechukwu, who impersonates the Army to intimidate members of the public, was also paraded but confessed that he was not a soldier, rather, he wore the uniform to a bar where he was arrested.

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