A serving soldier has been arrested for allegedly attempting to snatch a motorcycle from its rider in Agboju, Lagos.
A Private with the Nigerian Army, Daniel Okeke, was arrested with a locally made pistol and three rounds of 9mm ammunition.
The suspect, who was clad in complete Military camouflage, had boarded the commercial motorcycle from Mile Two to Ojo Barracks where he claimed he resides.
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However, on reaching Agboju, the rider alleged that the suspect alighted and attempted to snatch the motorbike from him.
In the ensuing struggle, other commercial motorcyclists descended on the suspect who they accused of being one of the cultists that had been disturbing them along that route.
They were on the verge of lynching him when he managed to wiggle his way out of their midst to a nearby police station.
During an interview, Okeke said:
“I joined Black Axe while I was studying Public Administration in IMT, Enugu but could not complete my studies for financial reasons. .
I participated actively in the group’s activities while in school. That was when I bought the pistol and the ammunition found on me on the day I was arrested. I bought the gun at Onitsha, Anambra State for N5000”