A serving soldier and a police Inspector, who ordinarily are expected to protect lives and property, have been arrested by the Oyb State Police Command lor allegedly hijacking fuel-laden trucks on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
They were among 38 other suspects who were paraded for offences ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping and stealing to cultism in Ibadan on Wednesday.
At the police headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan, Abiodun Odude, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, said the suspected hijackers often wore camouflage and police uniforms to carry out their operations.
“The alleged hijackers of fuel-laden trucks usually wore military camouflage and police uniform in their operations.
“They were nabbed by the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad of Oyo State during one of their operations on April 15 at about 8 a.m. after they waylaid a fuel-laden DAF tanker with registration number APC 937 XB on a bad portion at Shasha, near Ojoo, on Ibadan-Oyo Road.
“The suspected policeman would be recommended for dismissal from the Nigeria Police for professional misconduct,” he said.
Odude said both the soldier and policeman confessed that they actually participated in the crime.