Busted! Soldier, gang arrested by Police for supplying robbers with weapons
A Lance Corporal of the Nigeria Army has been reported to be among eight persons arrested by the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, SIRT over allegations of supplying arms and ammunition to robbers in Lagos State.
The gang has been accused of supplying arms to robbers who have raided commercial banks in Lekki, Ikorodu, Festac and Agbara areas of Lagos and Ogun state, making away with huge sums of money.
Vanguard reports that the suspects were rounded up from different locations in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Borno states, respectively, by the SIRT operatives, led by CSP Abba Kyari, and officials of the Defense Intelligence.
Among the items recovered were 6 automatic pump action rifles, a pistol and some cartridges.
Undisclosed sources reveal that the army corporal who been picked up at his duty post in Maiduguri, Borno State, is reportedly being interrogated at the Defense Headquarters, Abuja.
According to Vanguard reports, a member of the gang, who had been arrested recently by the SIRT operatives, confessed during his interrogations, revealing that the gang had received large supplies of arms and ammunition, from said soldier.
The soldier is assumed to have had access to these weapons, following his post to Borno State to fight against terrorist sect, Boko Haram.
It ws further revealed that the weapons were usually concealed within food items heading to Lagos from Borno, while money had been paid into his account upon the retrieval of the weapons by the robbers.