Police Arrest Three Fake EFCC Officials in Nasarawa

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By Sabiu Abdullahi

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested three individuals posing as officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

Statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the suspects had been disturbing the peace of residents in the area and recently launched an attack around the Federal Polytechnic, robbing people of their belongings and abducting a National Diploma student.

The victim was later released, as the suspects were arrested following a painstaking effort by officers of the command.

The police received a distress call on April 17, 2024, at about 1545hrs, reporting that four individuals posing as EFCC personnel had robbed students of the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa and abducted one Adudu Kingsley, an ND II student.

The police operatives gave the suspects a hot chase, and a roadblock was mounted at Laminga junction to stop them from escaping with the victim.

The suspects hit the barrier and fled, abandoning their operational vehicle and the abducted student. One of the suspects was caught and beaten by a 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 during medical treatment.

The operational vehicle of the suspects was recovered, and a search was conducted, leading to the recovery of two identification cards identifying the fleeing members of the syndicate.

A follow-up investigation led to the arrest of three other members of the gang, by the names Hyelda Aliyu Ibrahim, Henry Patrick Okwu, and Shuaibu Abubakar (the operational driver of the syndicate).

The suspects confessed to being the syndicate responsible for robbing and terrorising student areas in Keffi and Nasarawa LGAs.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Nadada, has ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia, and the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution upon the conclusion of the investigation.

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