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Soldier, Police Recruit arrested for Armed Robbery in Ondo

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Friday, who was attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre in the Idanre Local Government Area of the state, was arrested with a soldier attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Owena Cantonment, Innocent Victor.

A newly recruited policeman, David Friday, has been arrested for alleged involvement in armed robbery.

Both suspects allegedly robbed some persons in Akure.

Parading the suspects on Thursday, the state Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami, said David had earlier stolen an exhibit motorcycle at his duty post before he was caught for another robbery.

The police boss said, “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.”

According to the CP, some of the items they stole are N6,000, one itel phone valued at N8,500, 30 litres of petrol and N125,000.

The soldier denied involvement in the crime.

“I was arrested for being on illegal duty and not robbery,” he stated.


A man, Desmond Ikechukwu, who had allegedly been parading himself as a soldier, was also paraded.

The CP said the all the suspects would soon be charged after the completion of investigation.

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