A member of a suspected robbery gang that usually wore military camouflage while robbing private and commercial vehicles trapped in traffic around Mile 2, Festac, Alakija and its environs, has been arrested.
Police sources said the suspect, Adokie Tombra, was a dismissed soldier. He was said to have been dismissed from the Nigerian Army over unethical conduct.
The 43-year-old suspect, revealed that he wore Army camouflage to evade paying fare each time he boarded commercial vehicles.
He was apprehended by policemen attached to Festac Division, in full Military regalia, while members of his gang were attempting to escape after a robbery operation.
During interrogation, Tombra reportedly said: “I resigned from the Nigerian Army several years back. Usually, I wear this Nigeria Army camouflage every time I am going out so I will not pay fare.”
Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu,who confirmed the arrest said Tombra was still in police custody and would soon be arraigned in court.