Police arrest soldiers, 3 others for robbing POS operator, culpable homicide

The police command in Borno State have arrested five suspects, including two soldiers for alleged armed robbery and culpable homicide.

Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdu Umar, disclosed in Maiduguri that the suspects robbed a Point of Sale (POS) agent, Mr Yusuf Usman  adding that during the robbery which took place on February 6 at GSM Market, Bulumkutu, the gang shot and killed a man and injured another.

He said that operatives of the Command initially arrested three of the suspects – Mustapha Lawan, alias Bakura Dantawaye, Abubakar Mohammed, alias Bro Shagi, and Umar Ibrahim.

He said the trio confessed to the crime and named two other members of the gang, who are soldiers, Pte lgogo Michael, Pte Jibrin Adamu.

Umar said that the police and Military Police trailed and arrested the two soldiers on Sunday, adding that they also confessed to the crime.

“They (two soldiers) were Court Martialed by the military authority before being transferred to the command for further investigation,’’ he said.

Umar also explained that the police had arrested some suspected armed robbers in the last five months for allegedly attacking POS operators in Maiduguri.

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