The long arm of the law has caught up with one who probably thought he was above the law as news coming out of Delta state reveal that an Officer of the Nigeria Navy has been arrested for theft.
The officer of the Nigeria Navy, Lance Corporal Usman Shaibu was arrested alongside two other people for allegedly stealing a transformer and self-loader from a jetty belonging to ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Aniamaka Andrew, the Transformer and self-loader was stolen by the Naval officer from the jetty located near the Chevron Clinic in Edjeba Community, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Police Public Relations officer reported, “One Lance Corporal Shuaib Usman was caught alongside two others in the yard of Government Ekpemupolo. We got an information that a transformer and a self-loader were moved. Our detectives swung into action and the arrest was made. As we speak, both the recovered items and the suspects arrested are in A Division Warri and the case is being investigated,”
Several eyewitnesses also revealed that thefts have actually been going on for a while in the community and reiterated that asides from the transformer and self-loader stolen from Tompolo’s jetty, many other items had also gone missing from same community.
The police, however, noted that efforts are on to get the Nigeria Navy involved in the investigation process.
There have been reports of security officials going rogue and turning against the people, community or institutions they are sworn to protect. In the news recently, it was also reported that police officers belonging to the Notorious Special Anti- Robbery Squad, SARS had recently kidnapped and robbed a Bishop.
SARS officials have also been featured in incidences of abductions, extortion and daylight robbery and in some rare cases extra judicial killings.