By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police operatives in Lagos have apprehended a dismissed soldier who still goes about with Army uniform to commit robbery.
The suspect, identified as Johnson Godday, was said to have been arrested after attacking and dispossessing some passengers of valuables in Ogudu area of the state, while in Army uniform.
It was reliably gathered that the suspects was arrested by operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday at about 10.51pm.
He was alleged to have robbed one Onyebuchi Nwanga of 24, Bayo Oshinowo Street Ogudu of his infinix Smart 5 phone while alighting from a tricycle with his friends at Emmanuel Street junction.
The suspected was said to have committed the act in company of an accomplice on a motorcycle, who fled the scene.
The Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the arrest in a release made available to journalists.
According to the release by the police image maker, the suspect, who hails from Edo State, confessed that he was attached to NA 149 Batallion, Ojo, Lagos before he was dismissed from the Nigerian Army.
It reads, ” The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday 21/2/21 at about 2251pm arrested one Johnson Godday,m, in the Nigerian Army Uniform, for attacking and robbing some commuters in Ogudu Area of Lagos State.
One Onyebuchi Nwanga ‘m’ of No. 24, Bayo Oshinowo Street, Ogudu, Lagos reported that at about 2215pm of Sunday 21st February, 2021, while alighting from a tricycle with his friends at Emmanuel street junction, they suddenly noticed two men, on motorcycle, in military uniform, who attacked them and snatched his Infinix smart 5 phone.
He further stated that when they raised an alarm, the policemen attached to Ogudu Division on duty around the scene came to their rescue and arrested the suspect in Army uniform while the other, also in the Nigerian Army uniform, escaped with the motorcyclist.The snatched phone was immediately recovered from the suspect.
In the course of police investigation, Johnson Godday, from Edo State, confessed that he was attached to NA 149 Batallion, Ojo, Lagos before he was dismissed from the Nigerian Army”.