It was a bad day in the office for a police officer in Abia State Command after he was arrested for allegedly
The criminal officer, according to Abia Facts, Sergeant Matthew Elah, was arrested by operatives attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in the state for allegedly snatching a motorcycle from its owner at gunpoint.
It was learned that Sergeant Elah, attached to the Department of Operations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Police Command, snatched the motorcycle from the owner at Umuteke-Akwette in Ukwa-West Local Government Area of the state, along one Sergeant Isah Alhaji attached to 48 PMF, Ahoada, who is now at large.
While confessing to the crime, Sergeant Elah said Alhaji had asked him to accompany him for an operation without giving the details to him.
“Sergeant Alhaji came to my house at Obehie and asked me to accompany him to see somebody, but I saw him with a gun and asked him where he got the gun from and he told me that he got it from armed robbers who were arrested for snatching a motorcycle.
So, he stopped one motorcyclist who carried the two of us, but along the way, he asked the man to stop and help him to open one gate while I was holding the gun for him. But he later climbed the bike and zoomed off.”
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Adeleye Oyebade, while parading the suspect at the Command headquarters in Umuahia, said efforts were in top gear to arrest the fleeing sergeant and recover the stolen motorcycle.