Boniface Nwachukwu, 48, was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Imo State Police Command on Christmas Day in an operation coordinated by the SARS Commander, CSP Victor Godfrey, in Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra State.
According to the report by Punch, Nwachukwu had been dismissed from the Nigerian Army and handed over to the police for prosecution.
He was arrested in connection with a robbery incident on May 25, 2019, where SARS operatives arrested four soldiers in connection with armed robbery.
The victims of the robbery, a couple, were dispossessed of their Toyota Avalon car and seriously injured. The suspect, Boniface Njom Nwachukwu, bought the stolen car for N200,000 from the robbers.
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 SARS on December 25, 2019.
The vehicle used for the robbery, an ash Golf car 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.
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