edo police arrests navy personnel, one other for car theft.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on May 10, 2023
Edo State police command has arrested navy personnel and another suspect for allegedly robbing someone of a car in Sapele, Delta State.
The state police command public relations officer, Chidi Nwabuzor paraded the suspects, Ibrahim Adamu, a serving personnel of the Nigeria Navy base in Warri and Abdullahi Abdulwahab of Kaduna correctional service.
Nwabuzor said the suspects dressed in military uniforms attacked the driver of a Mercedes Benz C300 car in Sapele and robbed him of the car and money totalling four hundred thousand naira.
The police image maker said a crack team of Edo state Police command working on intelligence report arrested the suspects at Ekpoma in a Esan West Local Government Area of Edo state while on their way to Abuja to sell the car. Nwabuzor Said:
The suspects have made statements and claimed to be personnel of the Nigerian Navy and Correctional Service respectively.
He said the vehicle and military uniform were also recovered from the suspects.
Speaking with journalists, Adamu, who was recruited into the Nigeria Navy in 2019, said he was arrested for stealing a Mercedes Benz C300 car in Delta State.
I was recruited into the Navy in 2019. I worked in Lokoja, Kogi State before I was posted to Warri, Delta State. It was when I went on a course in Sapele that I made the plan to steal a vehicle.
After my course, Abdullahi came to visit me and I told him my plans, assuring him that we would make money and he agreed to join me.
On his part, Abdullahi, who was said to be a correctional service officer in Kaduna State, said Adamu invited him to Warri for the job, saying that was his first time taking part in a robbery.
The two suspects were paraded alongside fifteen other persons arrested for various crimes.