Youth corpers who were supposed to be serving their fatherland were arrested for armed robbery.
3 youth corpers were arrested in Niger state recently for armed robbery. The Niger State Police Command has released a statement that it has arrested three members of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), who are serving in the state for allegedly robbing one Mrs Anyanwu Obioma, a shop owner at Halidu Gezu plaza in Suleja area of the state.
Bala Elkana, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the arrest of Dore Shola Frank, Jimoh Sadiq, and Oscar Owolabi.
According to reports, the corpers who are serving in Suleja, conspired to rob Obioma of the sum of N150,000 cash and other valuable properties . They were arrested by a team of vigilante officers attached to the plaza.
The three Corps members, Dore Shola Frank, Jimoh Sadiq, and Oscar Owolabi, were brought on the allegation that they conspired and entered the shop of one Mrs Anyanwu Obioma of Halidu Gezu Plaza Suleja and robbed her of a cash sum of N150, 000.00.
Apart from the cash, they also allegedly stole one Laptop valued at N140,000.00, recharge cards worth N159,000.00, three bags of rice valued N30,000.00 and 11 big sizes of Milo valued N15,000.00.
The corpers were supposed to be participating in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps NYSC programme.