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Police arrest 4 suspects for allegedly impersonating EFCC to rob students

Four men have been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command for allegedly parading themselves as EFCC operatives to harass and rob students.

It was gathered that the four suspects used fake EFCC ID cards to rob students of the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa and abducted one Adudu Kingsley, an ND II student.

Police arrest 4 suspects for allegedly impersonating EFCC to rob students

Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, announced the arrest while speaking on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Shehu Nadada.

Nansel said; “On 17/04/2024 at about 1545hrs, a distress call was received that four individuals posing as EFCC personnel, using a Toyota Corolla, Green in colour with registration number Abuja YAB 509 TT robbed some students of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa at Samakwe Lodge behind Government College, Nasarawa LGA and Abducted one Adudu Kingsley, an ND II Student of the same Polytechnic.

“Reacting to the unsavoury development, Police operatives gave the suspects a hot chase, and a road block was mounted at Laminga junction to stop the suspects from escaping with the victim, but they hit the barrier and fled.

“Furthermore, Police operatives at Anguwan Madugu were contacted to mount another road block, which the suspects sighted from a distance; abandoned their operational vehicle and the abducted student and fled.

“Luck ran out of one of the suspects as he was caught and beaten mercilessly by an angry 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 while receiving treatment.”

The police spokesperson further said a search of the recovered vehicle yielded two identification cards linking the fleeing suspects to the syndicate.