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Police arrest fake military officer with AK-47 in Nasarawa

One Timothy Emmanuel, an alleged fake military officer who has been intimidating and oppressing residents of Karu and Lafia local government areas in Nasarawa state has been arrested by the police.

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, stated this on Friday in Lafia while parading the suspect and 60 other suspected criminals arrested for various crimes.

According to Soyemi, the suspect, who is an indigene of Plateau State that had been on the watch list of the Police, was arrested along B.A.D Road in Lafia while he was trying to escape in a black Toyota Corolla vehicle with Abuja number plate BWA 973 CD suspected to have been stolen.

“One Timothy Emmanuel of Bakin Chiyawa village, Quanpan LGA of Plateau State, a fake military officer who has been on our watch list has been arrested by officers of the Police command.

“The 28-year-old suspect was wearing a military camouflage and was in possession of an AK-47 rifle with two magazines.

“The suspect was never enlisted into the Army but got the uniform from his uncle who is a military personnel serving in Borno State.

“I have directed that further investigation into the matter should be carried out at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia,” CP Soyemi added.

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