The officer said, “The dismissed policemen normally gain access into the homes of the Chinese men under the pretence of conducting routine checks, or that they had information that they (the Chinese) were involved in drugs and currency counterfeiting.
“When they are allowed into their homes, the dismissed policemen would ransack the apartments and cart away all valuables including cash and electronic gadgets.”
As the suspects, who all hailed from Benue state reeled out their confessions, it left no doubt that they were a gang of notorious robbers.
Individually, they said bad association and their inability to get good jobs led them into the crime.
“Getting myself involved in crime is a disgrace to my family,” one of them admitted.
Police said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was complete.