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Police And Soldier Arrested For Robbery In Ondo

Two military officers have been arrested for alleged armed robbery. David Friday, one of the officers, who was newly recruited into the police force was attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre local government area of Ondo State; he had been arrested alongside a soldier named Innocent Victor for participating in the robbery

According to reports, the officers had attacked and robbed residents at Ojadale junction with dangerous weapons. Bolaji Salami who is the Ondo State Police Commissioner revealed that David had earlier stolen an exhibit motorcycle at his duty post before he was caught for another robbery act.

Salami made it known that “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.”

However, the involved soldier had denied involvement in the crime, saying, “I was only arrested for being on illegal duty, not robbery.”

Salami had also made it known that the suspects would be charged to court after thorough investigation.

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