The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed that a dismissed policeman was one of the two suspected Point Of Sales robbers, who were set ablaze in the state on Wednesday.
This comes after reports that one of the suspected POS robbers who was recently set ablaze by a mob along Bissala Road, Independence Layout in the state was a serving policeman in New Haven Police Division, a claim which the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, denied.
In a statement made available, on Friday, by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the CP described the report as untrue.
The command said available records only revealed that one of them, identified as Ogbobe Benjamin, has long been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force as a Police Constable, for acts of indiscipline.
“State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department is ordered to carry out a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident and those involved.
The CP further urged citizens of the state to always be law-abiding and assist the Police in the fight against criminals and their activities.