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Police arrest soldiers, others over various robberies

A report indicates that the Rivers State Police have arrested 13 individuals, including four soldiers and an officer from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, for their alleged involvement in armed robbery....ALSO PROCEED READING THE ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

The suspects are also accused of hijacking food trucks and diverting them to various locations.

Police spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, disclosed this information in a statement on Monday, May 27, 2024.

She stated that two of the initial suspects were identified as a corporal in the Nigerian Army serving in Delta State and an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps serving in Kabba, Kogi State.

According to Grace Iringe-Koko, the arrested security agents confessed to abandoning their posts to engage in criminal activities in Rivers State.

Further investigations revealed a larger criminal ring involved in armed robbery, hijacking, and the diversion of goods.

The gangs were implicated in the hijacking of trailers loaded with various goods, including fertilizers, imported clothing, and POP cement.

Recovered stolen items included a white Toyota Hilux used in the gang’s operations.

She noted that the four soldiers involved have been dismissed by the Nigerian Army and handed over to the police for prosecution.…Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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