The Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, said on Thursday that three policemen have been dismissed for hijacking a petroleum tanker in the state.
Ibrahim said the dismissed policemen are also being prosecuted.
He stated these while presenting the culprits and 21 other suspects who were arrested for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, car snatching, cultism and murder, to journalists in Asaba, the state capital.
He said the dismissed policemen had served in Edo, Delta and Imo, and had connived with two other people to commit the crime.
The commissioner said the two people had earlier been arrested, tried and sentenced to prison terms.
He said the five-man gang confiscated the petroleum tanker which was carrying about 33, 000,000 litres of petrol along Agbor/Benin Expressway, tied up the driver and the conductor and took away the tanker.
He listed the dismissed policemen as – Sgt. Christopher Onyegho (Ex-F/No.375631), Sgt. Nwakem Enonzim (Ex-F/No.413318) and Sgt. Michael Chimaera (Ex-F/No.441254).
He said: “During my last briefing I informed you about the three serving policemen who were involved in robbing a petroleum tanker, and were undergoing department disciplinary measures.
“The department proceeding has been completed and the policemen have been dismissed and arraigned in court.”