Police in Nasarawa arrest robbery suspect with pistol


Police in Nasarawa arrest robbery suspect with pistol

Story from Ibraheem Hamza MUHAMMAD, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Police has arrested a suspect in possession of a pistol.

Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel said, “the police has recovered one locally fabricated pistol and 21 rounds of Ak47 ammunitions from a 25-year-old Victor Ayuba.

“On 22/11/2021 at about 2135hrs, a distress call was received that unidentified armed men were shooting sporadically and dispossessing innocent passers-by of their valuables at Ado junction, Karu LGA of the State.

Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi swiftly deployed a detachment of Police Operatives attached to New Karu Division, led by SP Aaron Kaura to the scene; on sighting the Police, the hoodlums ran in different directions but were given a hot chase by the gallant Police Operatives.

Consequently, one Victor Ayuba ‘M’,  25 years of New Nyanya who has been on the wanted list of the Police command for the offence of armed robbery was arrested; a polythene bag containing twenty-one (21) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and one locally fabricated pistol were recovered from him as exhibits,” he said.

ASP Nansel said that the suspect will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation at State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia.

He said that the commissioner of police has commended the officers for a job well done and urged them to sustain the tempo and flush out criminals in the state.


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