A serving police sergeant serving with the Area ‘A’ Police Command, Lion Building, Campbell, Lagos State,Joseph Okweke, has been arrested for leading a notorious armed robbery gang that has been terrorising residents of the state.
It was gathered that Sergeant Okweke, who hails from Obuluku in Delta State, used to wear his uniform and gave out guns and ammunitions to his gang whenever they went to rob.
He told investigators that the sight of his uniform used to make people to lower their guards, making it easy for him and his men to swoop on them.
The five-man-gang of robbers, which specialised in attacking ware houses and tying up security guards, were busted after they went for their last operation at Ogudu area of the state.
While two members of the gang escaped, Okweke and other two were arrested. The two had been identified as Gbenga and Orobo.
Orobo is a dismissed army officer who had refused to reveal why he was kicked out of the army.
The men were arrested by security guards attached to a company they went to rob and handed over to officers at the Ogudu Police Station. While being interrogated, Okweke said he had been robbing with his uniform for over five years.