Police in benin city turn to full time robbery

Date: 12-07-2013 2:34 pm (10 years ago) | Author: teejay
- at 12-07-2013 02:34 PM (10 years ago)
Army smashes police robbery gang
Written by  Banji Aluko - Benin City    Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00    font size  decrease font size  increase font size Print Email

SOLDIERS of the 4 Brigade/Sector 1 Joint Task Force, codenamed “Operation Pulo Shield,” on Thursday, announced the smashing of an armed robbery gang, whose membership were policemen serving in the Nigeria Police.
Briefing journalists on behalf of the Commander 4 Brigade/Sector 1 Joint Task Force Operation, Benin City, Brigadier-General Pat Akem, Army Public Relations Officer, Captain Roselyn Managbe, said troops under the command also arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin, Joel Ogbu, a.k.a Avenue, who facilitated the arrest of other members of his gang.
Managbe said: “On June 26, troop of 222 Battalion, on patrol at Orhoror Junction on the Bomadi Road, in Delta State, around 2.00 a.m, arrested a suspected armed robber, who claimed to be a police inspector attached to ‘A’ Department of the Nigeria Police, Bayelsa State Command. He was caught blocking the road with woods, while other members of his gang, who were armed, took cover in the bush along the road. When he sighted the Nigerian Army Quick Response Group driving towards them, the inspector tried to withdraw into the bush, but was caught, while other members of his gang escaped.
“In his confessional statement, the suspect revealed that members of his gang were all serving police personnel, who indulge in robbery activities after their normal duties. The suspect also confessed that an Assistant Superintendent of Police (name withheld) and an Inspector of ‘B’ Department of the Nigeria Police Force, Bayelsa State Command, are members of his gang.”
Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, the arrested inspector, however, said he was arrested on his first outing as an armed robber.
“It happened that they were robbing people and I decided to join them. I was not in uniform, but others were in uniform,” he said.
Also paraded among the suspected criminals was a Lance Corporal, who was dismissed from the Army.
Some of the items recovered from the suspected criminals included an axe, locally-made double-barrelled guns and handsets.

Posted: at 12-07-2013 02:34 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
- merion at 12-07-2013 03:36 PM (10 years ago)
no wonder
Posted: at 12-07-2013 03:36 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- winace at 12-07-2013 05:09 PM (10 years ago)
Am not surprise. No wonder d security sector in nigeria is in shanbles
Posted: at 12-07-2013 05:09 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- NOSAALOHAN at 12-07-2013 07:46 PM (10 years ago)
This report should be properly investigated, i see it as a calculated attempt to tarnish the image of the Binis and the Edo state police command.The alleged police involved are said to be from Balyesa and Delta state respectively, why then captioned the report as POLICE IN BENIN TURNS INTO FULL TIME  ROBBERY? secondly police in uniform cannot robbed armed wit double barrelled, axe and locally made pistols when leathered weapons are at their disposal. The already battered image of the Nigeria police force should not be further dented by publishing unconfirmed reports about them. Remember this policemen are Nigerians like you.
Posted: at 12-07-2013 07:46 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
- Horpsy at 13-07-2013 05:08 AM (10 years ago)
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