Operatives of Nasarawa Police Command have arrested the following suspects namely: Aminu Adamu, Adamu Mohammed, Rilwanu Bala, Kabiru Usman and Bashir A. Bashir for stealing motorcycles while disguising as Police Officers.
The suspects were arrested on July 3 and the following items were recovered from them; a Peugeot 406 Blue in colour with registration number ABJ 963 NW, Two (2) fake Police warrant cards, two (2) fake Police Community Relations (PCRC) Identification cards, One (1) spray teargas, one (1) pear of Handcuff, one(1) Walkie Talkie, Blank Motorcycle receipts booklet and criminal charms.
The suspects were arrested after Police operatives attached to Masaka Division, while acting on credible information, stormed their area of operation between AYA Junction FCT Abuja and Keffi, Nasarawa State.
Nasarawa Police spokesperson, DSP Rahman Nansel, who confirmed the arrest today, said the suspects pose as police officers, hire commercial motorcycle riders to transport them to a site where one of the syndicate members pretends to be an assistant superintendent of police, snatch the rider’s motorcycle, and then speeds off.
He said, “preliminary investigation revealed that, the motorcycle thieves pose as Police officers, hire commercial Motorcycle riders whose Motorcycles looks new to a location where one of the syndicate member poses as an Assistant Superintendent of Police, dispossesses the rider of his Motorcycle and zoom off.
“The suspects confessed to have snatched over thirty (30) Motorcycles from commercial Motorcycle riders via the same technique, produce fake receipts and sell them off to unsuspecting members of the public.
DSP Nansel said the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has ordered for discreet Investigation of the case after which, the suspects will be charged to court of Competent Jurisdiction for prosecution.
Source: NASARAWA STATE COMMAND.