Police sergeant, who led robbery gang, arrested in Abia


A police sergeant, Matthew Elah, of the Rivers State command, has been arrested over his alleged involvement in a robbery operation in Abia state.

The sergeant, attached to the Department of Operations in Port Harcourt, was arrested in Abia State, following a tip-off after a robbery incident at Akwette community in Ukwa East Local Government Area.

According to the Abia State Commissioner of Police, CP, Leye Oyebade, the suspect, a native of Uba community in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, was arrested following a report that some police men robbed and snatched a motorcycle from the owner at Umuteke-Akwette road Abia State.

The CP paraded the suspects before newsmen on Monday at the state police headquarters in Umuahia, saying the suspect had confessed to committing the crime with another Police sergeant, one Isah Alhaji of 48, Police Mobile Force Ahoda, Rivers State, who is now on the run.

He said, “The command is after the fleeing police man and efforts are on to recover the stolen motorcycle.

“The suspect would soon be arraigned in court as police have zero tolerance for corruption or crime of any kind.”

The suspect, in his confession, blamed the act on the devil.

According to him, he was escorting those who stole the motorcycle when the police swooped on them and arrested him while his colleagues ran away.

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