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Four soldiers, NSCDC officer arrested for robbery in Rivers

Four soldiers, NSCDC officer arrested for robbery in Rivers

The Rivers Police Command has arrested four soldiers and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, over robbery in the state.

The uniformed men were among 13 suspects apprehended for allegedly hijacking some food trucks, and diverting them to other locations.

Rivers police public relations officer, Grace Iringe-Koko aid the arrests followed a thorough investigation triggered by an initial arrest of suspected burglary in a private warehouse in Elimgbu community, Ohio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

She said a corporal in the Nigerian Army serving in Delta State and an officer of the NSCDC serving in Kabba, Kogi State were the initial suspects arrested.

Iringe-Koko added that preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested security agents usually abandoned their posts to engage in criminal activities in Rivers State.

She added that a larger criminal ring was discovered to have been involved in hijacking trailers loaded with various goods, including fertilizers, imported clothing, and POP cement.

The police spokesperson further said that stolen items recovered from the suspects include a white Toyota Hilux used in the gang’s operations.

 

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