Men of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad , Imo State Police Command , have arrested a soldier , Boniface Nwachukwu , for alleged robbery.
As a result of his alleged involvement in robbery, our correspondent learnt that Nwachukwu had been dismissed from the Nigerian Army and handed over to the police for prosecution .
It was gathered that Nwachukwu , 48 , was arrested on Christmas Day in an operation coordinated by the SARS Commander , CSP Victor Godfrey , in Onitsha , the commercial hub of Anambra State .
A source stated , “The suspect was arrested for armed robbery and handed over to the army authority and he was immediately dismissed from service .
“On December 25 , 2019, at Onitsha in Anambra State , SARS operatives arrested one Boniface Njom Nwachukwu , 48 . He was arrested in connection with a robbery incident on May 25 , 2019 , where our operatives arrested four soldiers in connection with armed robbery.
“The victims , who are husband and wife , were dispossessed of their Toyota Avalon car and inflicted with serious injuries, while the robbers went away with their valuables . The suspect , Boniface Njom Nwachukwu , bought the stolen car for N 200 ,000 from the robbers .
“After collecting N200 , 000 , a dismissed soldier , Usman Abubakar , and others ganged up and arrested Nwachukwu for buying a stolen vehicle and paying released after he paid another N 200 ,000 .
“The soldier , who was handed over to the military , was court -martialled and dismissed , and what is more , he was found guilty of armed robbery was formally handed over to us on December 25 , 2019 .
“The vehicle used for the robbery, an ash Golf car with two different number plates , RLU 824 SG and WER 824 SG , has been recovered . The dismissed soldier confessed that his gang hit the victims car from the rear and when the victims stopped , they were dispossessed of their vehicle.