The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a former soldier of the Nigerian Army for allegedly attacking the home of the Minister of State for Niger Delta, Prof. Claudius Daramola.
The former army sergeant, Solomon Abel, was paraded, alongside four other suspects, on Thursday, November 23, 2017 by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado.
The other suspects paraded are Dedeigbo Olabiyi, Raymond Anyam, Sunday Shakede andKingsley Chijoke.
The suspects had allegedly attacked Daramola’s residence at the Tanke area of Ilorin on Tuesday, November 21, at about 5:45am.
The commissioner said after the police command was tipped off about the attack, operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad and Safer Highway teams were alerted and directed to block all the entry and exit routes to Ilorin.
The suspects were arrested when a green LandRover vehicle, with number plate IWA-01, was flagged down along Ajase-Ipo Road by policemen.
He said, “On interrogation, it was discovered that the occupants were robbers that attacked the minister’s house in the Tanke area. The five suspects, who include a military man, were members of an inter-state armed robbery gang. They confessed to have come from Abuja to carry out the robbery operation.”
The commissioner also disclosed that the suspects will soon be charged to court.