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Police arrest five suspected syndicate of motorcycle thieves in Nasarawa

Nasarawa Command of Nigeria Police says its Operatives have smashed a suspected notorious syndicate of Motorcycle thieves who allegedly disguised as Police Officers.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command made this known in a statement issued on Monday.

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He however said on 3rd July, 2022 at about 1435hrs, Police Operatives attached to Masaka Division, while acting on credible information, smashed a notorious syndicate of Motorcycle thieves that operates between AYA Junction FCT Abuja and Keffi, Nasarawa State.

He said during the operation the following suspects were arrested namely: Aminu Adamu, Adamu Mohammed, Rilwanu Bala, Kabiru Usman and Bashir A. Bashir.

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Consequently, he maintained that 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 were recovered from the suspects as exhibits.

Items recovered

Acccording to him, preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspects posed as Police officers, hired commercial Motorcycle riders whose Motorcycles looks new to a location where one of the syndicate member posed as an Assistant Superintendent of Police, dispossessed the rider of his Motorcycle and zoom off.

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“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.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has ordered for discreet Investigation of the case after which, suspects will be charged to court of competent jurisdiction for prosecution.

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