A soldier, Innocent Victor, serving with the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Owena Cantonment and newly recruited police constable David Friday have been arrested for alleged armed robbery.

The soldier, however, denied any involvement in the allegation, saying he stepped back at the scene of the incident.

Victor said he was held for being on illegal duty.

Friday also denied robbing anybody. He was attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre council area of Ondo State when he was arrested alongside others.

They were reportedly armed with a Jack knife and other dangerous weapons at Ojadale Junction where they reportedly attacked and robbed some persons.

Items they reportedly stole were an Itel phone valued at N8500, 30 litres of petrol and N131,000 cash.

Police Commissioner Bolaji Salami, who paraded the suspects, said Friday earlier stole a motorcycle at his duty post.

“He was being tried for that motorcycle theft when he was caught conspiring with a soldier to rob some people with a dagger. We paraded them and the victims identified them. Other victims came and identified them. When we are done with our investigation, we will charge them to court.”

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