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A driver attached to the office of a Commissioner in Delta State has been arrested by men of the state police command for allegedly using the official car in his possession to commit armed robbery.
ASABA — A driver attached to the office of a Commissioner in Delta State has been arrested by men of the state police command for allegedly using the official car in his possession to commit armed robbery.
The driver (names withheld) was implicated by members of a robbery gang, who are also in police net.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Miss Olabisi Okuwobi told reporters in Asaba yesterday that "some weeks ago, some robbers in Asaba went to rob and during the course of investigation, they (robbers) mentioned that a driver working in a ministry is part of their gang and that he (driver) is actually the person that uses the ministry vehicle with government plate number to carry their goods to Lagos so as to beat security operatives on the road.
"Normally, at times security operatives pass government vehicles as soon as they sight FGN, and other government plate numbers, thinking they are government officials. But just because of that (arrest of government driver) that we (police) have warned our men that on no account should they allow any government vehicle pass unchecked."
The PPRO also added that "there was also another time we arrested one Escort 504 station wagon vehicle. They used that one to load Indian hemp using FGN number plate as camouflage. And any time they rob in Delta here, it will be the one (FGN vehicle) they will use to take the goods to Lagos where they will dispose it."
Asked if the police had been able to contact the state Commissioner who is the boss of the driver, the police image-maker said, "investigation is still in progress but I can assure you nobody will be allowed to interfere in this matter.
"Sorry to say and maybe I also want to say without apology that anybody either Commissioner or anybody who is found at the scene of crime committing crime definitely the person will be held liable, there is nobody that is above the law in the country", he emphasized.
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