CRIME

One Fake Soldier, One Absconded Soldier; Arrested for Killing Police Sergeant

The Lagos Command of the Nigeria Police today announced the arrest of two men alleged to be involved in the murder of a police officer on Sunday, 10th of May, 2020.

“Two fake/deserted soldiers have been arrested by the Police from Ilemba Division in connection with the murder of a Police Sergeant which occurred on 10/5/2020. The first suspect was at the Station to solicit the release of his commercial bike which was impounded for flouting the ban on commercial bikes. Unhappy with the DPO’s refusal, he decided to launch an attack with his cohort, injuring the DPO and killing the Sergeant. They will be charged to court.” The Lagos Command said in a press release.

One of the men is being rumoured to be a soldier who deserted his duty post, while the other is believed to be a fake soldier. There has been an increase in number of criminals operating under the cover of military or police uniforms in recent years. In addition, there is also occasional confrontation between the police and the military personnel even in full public glare, bordering on professional ego issues.

No information has been given on the identity of the arrested men as at the time of going to press.

More details soon.

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