– An 18-year-old Junior Secondary School II pupil has been arrested by the police in Benue for alleged involvement in armed robbery
– The pupil, Atoo Aondoana, was said to have participated in an armed robbery along Makurdi-Alaide highway in Benue
– An elderly cleaner, Peter Aghande, was arrested with the suspect for being an accomplice
Police in Benue have apprehended a Junior Secondary School II pupil, Atoo Aondoana, for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery along Makurdi-Alaide highway of the state.
Arrested with the suspect was an elderly cleaner, Peter Aghande who was said to be an accomplice. The accomplice works with the Nigeria Air force in Makurdi, Wuzup Naija reports.
NAIJ.com notes that Aghande is being held for supplying the military uniforms used for the robbery.
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The 18-year-old suspected robber in military uniform, who lives with his father, admitted to the crime. He was said to have confessed that he bought the military uniform from someone.
He said: “We carry hunting guns for operation but I was not arrested with a gun. I had no weapon on me during my arrest. I’m a secondary school student in JSS2 at Ikpayongo.
“My father is a farmer and I’m the only child of my mother who is now married to another man in Makurdi.”
Aondoana said that a friend introduced him to the robbery gang, adding that he feels bad about his ill behaviour.
The arrested suspect and his accomplice. (Photo credit: Wuzup Naija)
According to the cleaner, the Air force personnel used to give him bad uniforms to throw away and the boy begged him to give them to him rather than disposing of them.
He added: “But, I was shocked by the following day when I heard that the boy went to rob with it.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian army, 82 Division, Enugu, said a naval patrol team arrested one Abdullahi Yakubu at Kara, Atani road, Onitsha, Anambra, for alleged impersonation.
Colonel Sagir Musa, deputy director, army public relations, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Onitsha.
Musa said that the incident occurred at about 12 noon on April 10, 2017, noting that Yakubu was at the time of his arrest, dressed in the Nigerian army camouflage uniform and combat boots.
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