Police arrest two soldiers, four others for robbery

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two serving soldiers and four other suspects for alleged involvement in a robbery on the Akure/Owo Expressway in Emure Ile, in the Owo Local Government Area of the state last Monday.

The command did not reveal the identities of the two soldiers, but the other four suspects were identified as Jacob Amos, Moses Aleka, Iliasu Suleiman and Jaiyeoba Ojo.

Parading the suspects at the headquarters of the command in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off.

He said, “Upon the receipt of the information that some boys were backing the highways in order to rob or kidnap, the DPO, SP Sanni Lasisi, and four others, swung into action. Along the line, one Jacob Amos was arrested and brought to the station for interrogation. He confessed to the crime.

“He later took the police to where members of the gang reside in Shagari village, Akure. On getting to the place, five of the robbers were arrested, while three escaped.

“Two of the arrested suspects claimed to be private officers in the Nigerian Army. We are, however, investigating the claims.