The Commissioner of Police in Delta, Mr
Zanna Ibrahim, said three police officers had
been dismissed from service for hijacking a
petroleum tanker in the state.
Ibrahim said the dismissed policemen were
also being prosecuted.
He disclosed this in Asaba while presenting to
newsmen the culprits alongside 21 other
suspects who committed various crimes
ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, car
snatching, cultism and murder.
He said that the dismissed policemen had
served in three different places in Edo, Delta
and Imo, and had connived with two civilians.
The commissioner said that the two civilians
had earlier been arrested, tried and sentenced
He said that the five-man gang confiscated
the petroleum tanker which was carrying
about 33, 000,000 liters of petrol along
Agbor/Benin Expressway, tied up the driver
and the conductor and took away the tanker,
but that luck ran out of them.
He gave the names of the dismissed
policemen as: Sgt. Christopher Onyegho (Ex-
F/No.375631), Sgt. Nwakem Enonzim (Ex-F/
No.413318) and Sgt. Michael Chimaera (Ex-F/
“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 for
prosecution,” Ibrahim said.
He also said that the command had recovered
several locally made guns, ammunition, a
Sienna bus, and some cash from the 21 other
suspects, adding that the culprits would be
charged to court on conclusion of