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Police arrest 3 fake EFCC officers in Nasarawa

Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested four suspects posing as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who robbed students in Keffi and the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, where they abducted one Adudu Kingsley, an ND II student.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), of the state command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, made this known in a press statement issued to the press on Wednesday.

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

Further investigation he said led to the arrest of three additional members of the syndicate namely, 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.

According to him, 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” he said.

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