Nasarawa state police command says it has arrested a notorious criminal two suspected notorious criminal terrorizing the state.
This was disclosed in a press release signed by the command public relations officer, ASP Rhaman Nansel for the state commissioner saying at about 0143hrs, a distress call was received from Cajaah Mass Housing Estate that armed robbers numbering about Eight (8) were operating at the extreme of the Estate, close to a heavily forested area.
Relatively, the police said “Upon receipt of the information, Police personnel attached to Karshi Division swiftly raced to the scene where a gun duel ensued”.
Namely: Zahradeen Mohammed `M` 19years (A tricyclist at old Karshi, and a Katsina State indigene) Dogo `M` of Mararaba whose real name is yet to be known
Consequently, the hoodlums were dislodged through the combined efforts of the Police and the Estate`s security men, where , both with gunshot wounds were arrested and have been rushed to a Government Hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, the following exhibits were recovered from them: (I) one Infinix Phone (II) Iron cutter (III) Female jewelries (IV) A Dagger (V) Dangerous charms.
In a similar development, “sequel to a case of armed robbery reported at `A` Division, Lafia on 21/12/2020 in which one Mr Asom Faga `M` of Tudun Kauri, Lafia was attacked by unknown armed men and some of his properties carted away; on 26/2/2021 at about 1630hrs, Police personnel attached to the Command`s Anti Kidnapping unit led by CSP Cletus Anuforo while working on credible information, trailed and arrested three suspects in connection to the case at their hide out in Makurdi, Benue State namely: Musa Umar `M` 26years,Sule Usman `M`23years and Abdulhadi Sani `M` 25years.
Consequently, two locally fabricated revolver pistols, eleven rounds of 9mm live ammunition, six rounds of 5.65mm live ammunition and three gold plated wrist watches were recovered from them as exhibit.
The suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime and investigation is ongoing at State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, adding that the suspects will be charge to Court upon conclusion of the investigation.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe psc(+) further reassure members of the public that, the Command will continue to work assiduously until crime in the State is reduced to the barest minimum.