Three policemen attached to the Edo State police command have been dismissed from service and also remanded in prison custody for allegedly stealing two AK 47 belonging to the Police Force.
The suspects found guilty of stealing the two AK 47 rifles worth N1.7m after being subjected to an orderly room trial, were identified as Uzor Emmanuel aged 34, Akharamen Michael aged 31 and Jimoh Halilu aged 27.
It was learnt that the two fully-loaded AK-47 rifles assigned to Micheal and Jimoh were stolen from Sergeant Uzor by 2am, after he went to Obodo Guest House at Uwasota Road in Ugbowo area of Benin City with a lady friend after he closed from duty on July 17.
Arraigned on three count charges of conspiracy and stealing, the three policemen were accused of stealing two AK 47 rifles with Breach No’s, 11479 with twenty-five rounds of live ammunition and Breach No, 05766 with nine rounds of live ammunition valued one million seventy-seven thousands Naira (1, 770, 000.00), property of the Nigeria Police Force, Edo State Police Command.
The Nation reported that the police prosecutor, SP. Peter Ugbumba alleged that the dismissed police officers who had an intent to felonious and heinous crimes to wit armed robbery, kidnapping, murder etc, did intentionally, knowingly and unlawfully kept in their possession and control the two AK 47 rifles with the live ammunition.