"At about 1700hrs, while on stop and search on PTI Road, Effurun, operatives of 51 Police Mobile Force, Oghara, accosted one Toyota Corolla car with registration number EKY 128 DM and was carrying four occupants.
"Two of the occupants took to their heels as soon as the vehicle was stopped for a search.
"One Happy Sunday, a 24-year old male, and Stanley Vincent, 29, were arrested," said the CP.
The ex- soldier was arrested on November 11, following a confession by the principal suspect, Stanley Vincent, that the former soldier usually escorted vehicles snatched by the gang to a receiver in Kaduna.
"He introduced himself as a soldier and presented a Nigerian Army I.D card bearing Rank: Corporal, Name: Sani Abubakar and P/No. 2005/NA/57/3561. However, the suspect has confessed to the crime and revealed that he enlisted in the Nigerian Army in 2005, trained at Zaria Depot and was posted to Supply and Transport, 3 Division, Nigerian Army, Jos, Plateau State, but deserted the Army in 2013," Mr. Ibrahim told journalists.A four-man kidnap syndicate was smashed, while several armed robbery suspects were also arrested. The suspects will soon be charged to court, the CP added.
Source: Sahara Reporters