Retired police officer arrested for armed robbery

A crack team of Special Anti Robbery Squad, Imo State Police Command, has apprehended a retired police officer, for his involvement in armed robbery.

Briefing newsmen in Owerri, yesterday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adisa Bolanta, said the retired police officer was caught red handed when he broke into the home of his victim, armed with a loaded locally made double barrel gun.

“The retired police office, who resides in Owerri, was arrested on December 29, 2012. His supposed victim disarmed him and quickly raised alarm that attracted his neighbours,” Bolanta said.

He also hinted that one Kin Enyim from Ebonyi State and his colleagues in crime, Dan Ogbonna and Ikechukwu Nzelobi were nabbed for being in possession of illegal firearm.

“The trio were in a yellow tri-cycle when a thorough search was conducted on them following a credible tip off. A locally pistol and five rounds of live cartridges were found on them.”

He hailed the officers and men of 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, for nabbing one Chibuike Kalu for impersonation and being in possession of police kits.