A newly recruited police constable and a serving soldier were arrested by the police for engaging in robbery.
The police in Ondo state have identified the police man as David Friday, and the soldier, Innocent Victor.
The state commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday January 21.
While parading the suspects at the command headquarters, Salami said the police constable is attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre local government area of the state.
According to him, the soldier is serving with the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Owena Cantonment, Akure.
He said the duo was arrested at Ojadale junction in Idanre where they attacked, robbed and disposed some people of their property and money.
The police commissioner 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,” Salami said.
“They attacked and robbed the following people, Akinmodun Akinleye and Adeyeye Sesan of their properties which include cash sum of Six Thousand Naira Only (?6,000.00), one Itel phone valued Eight Thousand Five Hundred Naira Only(?8,500.00), 30 litres of petrol and cash of one hundred and Twenty Five Thousand (?125,000.00)”
“Suspects were subsequently arrested and have made confessional statements to the commission of the crime. They will soon be arraigned in court. Other victims came and identified them. When we are done with our investigation, we will charge them to court.”
Some of the items recovered from them include N6,000, one Itel phone valued at N8500, 30 litres of petrol and the sum of N125,000.
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