Daniel Okeke, a private with the Nigerian Army, has been arrested for allegedly attempting to snatch a motorcycle from a rider in Lagos.
Okeke was arrested dressed in complete Military camouflage, with a locally made pistol and three rounds of 9mm ammunition.
The suspect boarded the commercial motorcycle from Mile 2 to Ojo Barracks where he claimed to reside. On reaching Agboju, the rider alleged that the suspect alighted and attempted to snatch the motorbike from him.
In the ensuing struggle, other commercial motorcyclists descended on the suspect who they accused of being one of the cultists that had been disturbing them along that route.
They were at the verge of lynching him, when he managed to riddle his way out of their midst to a nearby police station.
Okeke said: “I joined Black Axe while I was studying Public Administration in IMT, Enugu but could not complete my studies for financial reasons.
I participated actively in the group’s activities while in school. That was when I bought the pistol and the ammunition found on me on the day I was arrested. I bought the gun at Onitsha, Anambra State for N5000”