May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024

Four Fake EFCC Operatives Arrested By Police in Nasarawa For Robbery And Abduction Of Polytechnic Students

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested four suspects posing as EFCC operatives who robbed students of the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa and abducted one Adudu Kingsley, an ND II student.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, of the state command made this known on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Shehu Nadada.

According to Nansel, “On 17/04/2024 at about 1545hrs, a distress call was received that four individuals posing as EFCC personnel, using a Toyota Corolla, Green in colour with registration number Abuja YAB 509 TT robbed some students of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa at Samakwe Lodge behind Government College, Nasarawa LGA and Abducted one Adudu Kingsley, an ND II Student of the same Polytechnic.

“Reacting to the unsavoury development, Police operatives gave the suspects a hot chase, and a road block was mounted at Laminga junction to stop the suspects from escaping with the victim, but they hit the barrier and fled.

“Furthermore, Police operatives at Anguwan Madugu were contacted to mount another road block, which the suspects sighted from a distance; abandoned their operational vehicle and the abducted student and fled.

“Luck ran out of one of the suspects as he was caught and beaten mercilessly by an angry mob before the arrival of the Police while others fled.

“The suspect was rescued from the mob by the Police and rushed to Primary Health Care, Laminga, where he died while receiving treatment.”

Nansel further stated that a search of the recovered vehicle yielded two identification cards linking the fleeing suspects to the syndicate.

He said that further investigation led to the arrest of three additional members: Hyelda Aliyu Ibrahim, Henry Patrick Okwu, and Shuaibu Abubakar (the operational driver).

Exhibits recovered include an iPhone 12 Pro Max, Huawei, and Tecno Spark 5, as well as fake EFCC ID cards.

The police spokesperson also said that the suspects have confessed to terrorizing student areas in Keffi and Nasarawa LGA.

He said, efforts are ongoing to apprehend the remaining suspect at large, stating that victims have identified the suspects, and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, for further investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Shehu Nadada, has assured that the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution upon conclusion of the investigation,” the statement further reads.

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