Policeman Arrested For Heading A Robbery Gang

Policeman Arrested For Heading A Robbery Gang

A policeman, Sergeant Joseph Okweke, has been arrested for heading a robbery gang. Okweke, who is from Obuluku in Delta state, used to go for robbery operations with his police uniform, Eagle online reports.

Attached to the Area ‘A’ Police Command, Lion Building, Campbell, Lagos Island, Lagos, Okweke revealed that wearing his uniform, makes it easier for him and his gang during their operations as people will naturally think that he is a law abiding officer.

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Okweke led a five-man gang of robbers, which specialise in attacking warehouses after overpowering the security guards. They were nabbed after they went for an operation at Ogudu area of Lagos state.

While two members of the gang escaped, Okweke and two others were arrested.

Two members of the gang were arrested alongside the police sergeant. They have been simply identified as Gbenga and Orobo, while the remaining two escaped.

Orobo also revealed that he is dismissed army officer but refused to say why or when he was dismissed from the force.

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A police source said: “The gang specialised in robbing warehouses. The sergeant used to operate in his police uniform. Once he and his gang stormed a warehouse, Okweke would use his pump action gun to threaten the guards. They would tie the guards. His men would start loading their vehicles with the goods from the warehouse.

“A few hours after leaving the scene of the robbery, the sergeant would take the goods to Onitsha in Anambra State to sell to a buyer called Benjamin Osuozu. He used to escort the goods wearing his uniform. This will make policemen on the road not to flag him down to ask questions about the goods. We discovered that the gang also used to snatch cars, which they sell at Onitsha.”

Just three days back, police public relations officer (PRO), Ogun state Command, Deputy Suprintendent of Police, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, during a lecture to about 953 trainees on Corporal to Sergeant promotion course advised the new intakes to respect people’s fundamental human rights, ensure professionalism and have respect for the general public.

Source: Legit.ng

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