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Police Arrests Naval, Prison Officers In Edo | READ WHY


Police Arrests Naval, Prison Officers In Edo | READ WHY

An official of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Abdullahi Abdulwahab (26), and an officer of the Nigerian Navy, Ibrahim Adamu (25) have been arrested by operatives of the Edo State Police Command for allegedly snatching a car and armed robbery.

the stolen car

Parading the suspects before newsmen on Tuesday, May 9, the Edo state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the two suspects attacked the driver of an unregistered C300 Mercedes Benz car in Sapele, Delta State and snatched the car from him and also forced him to transfer N400,000 to their account.

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Ibrahim Adamu and Abdullahi Abdulwahab

The suspects were taking the car to Abuja for sale when they were arrested by the police in Ekpoma, Edo State.

SP Nwabuzor said the police acting on credible intelligence, arrested the duo who were in military uniforms in Ekpoma. The uniforms and stolen vehicle were recovered.

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“The suspects have made statements and claimed to be personnel of the Nigerian Navy and Correctional Service respectively,” Nwabuzor added.

Speaking to newsmen, Adamu revealed that he was recruited into the Nigeria Navy in 2019, adding that he was arrested for stealing a Mercedes Benz C300 car in Delta State.

“I was recruited into the Navy in 2019. I worked in Lokoja, Kogi State before I was posted to Warri, Delta State. It was when I went on a course in Sapele that I made the plan to steal a vehicle.

“After my course, Abdullahi came to visit me and I told him my plans, assuring him that we would make money and he agreed to join me” Adamu said.

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On his part, Abdullahi, who was said to be a correctional service officer in Kaduna State, said Adamu invited him to Warri for the job, saying that was his first time taking part in a robbery.

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