Police Sgt. Dismissed for Robbery, says ‘I am Ashamed of Myself Now’

A police sargent dismissed for robbing fuel laden tanker, Nwakem Ebonzim (Ex-F/No.413318), has expressed regret over his action, saying he was shamed to be paraded as a thief.
In an interview with mewsmen in Asaba, Delta State capital, Thursday, Ebonzim said that he received N500,000 for robbing the oil tanker and expressed regret over the act.
He said he is a father of three and has served the force for 16 years.
“I am ashamed of myself now. I never knew what pushed me into it,” Ebonzim said remorsefully.
Delta State Commissioner of Police Zanna Ibrahim said the command dismissed Ebonzim and two other police sergeants for engaging in robbery.
The Commissioner named the other dismissed officers as Sgt. Christopher Onyegho (Ex-F/No.375631) and Sgt. Michael Chima (Ex-F/No.441254).
He said their dismissal was done in line with the extant rules of the force.
Ibrahim, who said the dismissed officers would soon be arraigned in court for prosecution as their civilian accomplices were already facing trial in court, explained that the suspects allegedly robbed a 33-litre load petroleum tanker in Agbor, Ika North Local Government Area of the state, arrested and handcuffed the driver and his assistant and threw them into the bush.
They consequently took the stolen product to a filling station where it was sold in its usual manner.
“The three police officers have undergone department disciplinary measures. The department proceeding was completed before they were dismissed from service. What is left now is for us to charge them (ex-officers and civilian accomplices) to court; we are going to do that on Monday, August 14, 2017.
“The three ex-policemen and the two civilians who are already at Ogwashi-Uku Prison will be arraigned in court for prosecution,” Ibrahim said.

Author: News Editor

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