On Tuesday, September 24, some recently dismissed Nigerian Army Officers confessed how they carried out their criminal operations on highways in Nigeria.
According to one of them, they used their uniforms to stop victims at gunpoint and robbing them of their belongings.
He also said they operated under the guise of being members of OP MESSA.
The names of the criminals are Ndidi Oluchukwu, Owolabi Adeyemo, David Olufemi, Iseyin Samuel Isreal, Emeka Ibeh, Samuel Anochime and Ebedot Stephen, Guardian reports.
One of the soldiers, Oluchukwu, in his confession said: “I was dismissed in absential because I took excuse from my unit commander to go back home to treat myself. I stayed beyond the one-week period I was given.
“I went back home and stayed for a while before hooking up with other dismissed soldiers in Lagos. I started my new life by escorting commercial vehicles. I make N3,500 each day. I met other members of the gang while escorting vehicles. We came together to form a new gang.”
According to the police officers who nabbed the soldiers, the gang would rob the victims of their cars and belongings at gunpoint and drive off with the stolen vehicles.