Nasarawa police parades alleged fake military officer, 60 suspected criminals


The Nasarawa Police Command has arrested one Timothy Emmanuel, an alleged fake military officer for intimidating and oppressing residents of Karu and Lafia local government areas of the state.

Parading the alleged fake military Officer and 60 other suspected criminals in Lafia on Friday, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, explained that the suspects were arrested for various crimes in the state.

The alleged fake military officer, according to the Commissioner of Police was arrested along B.A.D Road in Lafia while trying to escape in a black Toyota Corolla vehicle with Abuja number plate BWA 973 CD suspected to have been stolen.

He explained, “One Timothy Emmanuel of Bakin Chiyawa village, Quanpan LGA of Plateau State, a fake military officer who has been on our watch list has been arrested by officers of the Police command.”

He stated that the 28-year-old suspect was wearing military camouflage and was in possession of an AK-47 rifle with two magazines.

The Commissioner of Police added that the suspect was never enlisted into the Army but got the uniform from his uncle who is a military personnel serving in Borno State.

The Commissioner of Police said he directed that further investigation into the matter be carried out at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia.

He also paraded some suspects who are alleged to have vandalised railway tracks from Jenkwe Development Area of Obi LGA and were conveying the commodity to an unknown destination in the state.

CP Adesina Soyemi stated that in continuation of the fight against rail track vandalism, Police operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit, led by CSP Anietie Eyoh while working on credible intelligence, intercepted a truck without a number plate which was conveying vandalised rail tracks stocked in two container bodies.

He said the suspects confessed to the crime but that further investigation would be carried out on the matter.

The Commissioner of Police explained that four vehicles, five firearms, five handsets, four rounds of live ammunition, two magazines and one laptop computer were among the items recovered from the suspects.

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