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Police recruit, soldier arrested for armed robbery in Ondo



David Friday, a newly recruited Police officer attached to Olofin Police Station in the Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo state has been arrested for armed robbery.

David, who is a Constable was arrested alongside Innocent Victor, a Nigerian soldier serving with the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment.

Commissioner of Police in Ondo state, Bolaji Salami, who paraded the suspects, said David earlier stole an exhibit motorcycle at his duty post.

Salami 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.”

The military officer, however denied involvement in the allegation, saying he stepped back at the scene of the incident.

Other suspects paraded include one Wasiu Lateef, who allegedly defiled a teenager in an uncompleted building in Lapanu village and a suspected kidnapper, Bello Ali, who could not explain what he was doing in a forest between Uso and Ogbese.

Desmond Ikechukwu, who was impersonating a soldier to intimidate members of the public, was also paraded.

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