Two military personnel and another, who deserted the Army, for criminal activities have been arrested by the Oyo State police command.
Private Azeez Olaide (22) serving in 202 Battalion, Bama, Maiduguri, Borno State and Ibrahim Lawal (22), who deserted from the Nigerian Army Depot, Zaria, Kaduna State in 2004 were nabbed for kidnapping, robbery and rape.
But a naval rating, Lance Corporal Jimoh Adesoye (28), was arrested for armed robbery, using his uniform to transport vehicles snatched by his gang to dispose them off.
Olaide along with his accomplices, Ibrahim Lawal and Kehinde Adeniji (29), abducted a man, Rasak Michael, and his girlfriend, Rashidat, at Mobil area, Oluyole, Ibadan, on April 31 about 5p.m.
They took the victims to KSA Hotel in New Garrage, where they were kept till the next day. While in captivity, the suspects took turns to rape the female victim and videotaped the sexual escapade for purpose of blackmail in future.
Olaide said: “It happened that we raped a girl and collected her money worth N145,000 and I transferred the money into my account.
We recorded it. We just did it for fun; we did not mean to do anything with the video in the future. I am a serving soldier and I am the one that usually give my friends soldier camouflage to use during our operations.”
On his part, Adesoye confessed said: “I know what I did was wrong, but it was Satan that led me into it.”