Monday 21st August, 2017
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Police parade dismissed soldier for robbery in Abia

Police parade dismissed soldier for robbery in Abia

The Abia State Police Command has pa­raded a dismissed soldier, one Okezie Chukwuebuka, and other members of his gang for allegedly dispossessing a resident of his cell phone valued at N28,000.

The incident, accord­ing to police, took place on June 12, 2017 along Uzuakoli Road Umuahia.

Parading the suspects, the Commissioner of Po­lice, Leye Oyebade, said the victim, Stephen Nwo­koma, promptly reported the incident to the police who swung into action and arrested one of the gang members who later led the police to their hideout.

The Police said that the dismissed soldier was picked up in a hotel with his girlfriend and a female member of the gang.

Items recovered from them included two pairs of army uniform, differ­ent cheque leaflets and Automated Teller Ma­chine cards belonging to different people believed to be the gang’s victims.

The prime suspect, Chukwuebuka, said he was dismissed from the Army in 2016 because he ran away from Boko Haram insurgents at the battle field in Damasak, Maiduguri.

The Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia born ex-soldier who was recruited in the Army in 2014 said he fled from the frontline be­cause he was left to face Boko Haram terrorists without weapons.