The Nasarawa Police force Command has arrested one Timothy Emmanuel, an alleged simulated military machine officer for intimidating and oppressing residents of Karu and Lafia local regime areas of the province.
Parading the alleged simulated military machine Officer and 60 other suspected criminals in Lafia on Fri, the Commissioner of Police force, CP Adesina Soyemi, explained that the suspects were arrested for various crimes in the province.
The alleged simulated military machine officer, according to the Commissioner of Police force was arrested along B.A.D Route in Lafia patch trying to escape in a dark 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 Province, a simulated military machine officer who has been on our take in listing has been arrested by officers of the Police force command.”
He stated that the 28-year-old suspect was wearing military machine camouflage and was in possession of an AK-47 rifle with 2 magazines.
The Commissioner of Police force added that the suspect was never enlisted into the Ground forces but got the uniform from his uncle who is a military machine personnel serving in Borno Province.
The Commissioner of Police force said he directed that farther investigation into the matter be carried out at the Province Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia.
He also paraded some suspects who are alleged to have vandalised railway tracks from Jenkwe Evolution Area of Obi LGA and were conveying the commodity to an unknown destination in the province.
CP Adesina Soyemi stated that in continuation of the scrap against rail runway vandalism, Police force operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit, led by CSP Anietie Eyoh patch working on credible intelligence, intercepted a truck without a number plate which was conveying vandalised rail tracks stocked in 2 container bodies.
He said the suspects confessed to the criminal offence but that farther investigation would be carried out on the matter.
The Commissioner of Police force explained that 4 vehicles, 5 firearms, 5 handsets, 4 rounds of live ammunition, 2 magazines and one laptop computer were amongst the items recovered from the suspects.
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