Three armed robbery suspects have been arrested by the police for terrorising and causing sleepless night to residents of the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Rahman Nansel, said that the police operatives attached to the New Karu Area Command through actionable intelligence apprehended all the suspects.
Speaking with Daily Trust in Lafia, State capital, Nansel said the arrested suspects are; 33-year-old Musa Mohammed; 32-year-old Adams Lawal; and 32-year-old Mark Friday respectively.
The PPRO said, “Nasarawa State Police Command in a bid to reduce crime to its lowest level carried out an intelligence-led operation against criminals in Karu LGA of Nasarawa state and its environs.”
Nansel added, “The police operatives attached to New Karu area command via actionable intelligence, successfully apprehended the trio of Musa Mohammed 33yrs, Adams Lawal 32yrs and Mark Friday 32yrs; all males.”
He stated that the command recovered two locally fabricated pistols, one pump action, seven rounds of live cartridges and one Honda Accord with registration number, RBC 570 KZ, snatched at gunpoint from a victim at a village in the Masala area of Karu Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that the trio were a syndicate of armed robbers who specialises in car snatching, stating that they attacked unsuspecting members of the public who go out very early in the morning to work or business places and snatch their vehicles.
He, however, disclosed that further investigation by the command led to the arrest of Kayode Olajide, the receiver of the stolen vehicle.
Nansel said the commissioner of police, Adesina Soyemi, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the case after, stating that after the investigation is completed the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.