The Nasarawa State Police Command has smashed a notorious syndicate of motorcycle thieves who disguise as officers of the Police Force and arrested five suspects.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, July 4, said the suspects confessed to have snatched over 30 motorcycles from commercial motorcycles.
“On 03/07/2022 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; where the following suspects were arrested namely: Aminu Adamu, Adamu Mohammed, Rilwanu Bala, Kabiru Usman and Bashir A. Bashir,” the satement read.
“Consequently, 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
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects pose as Police officers, hire commercial Motorcycle riders whose Motorcycles looks new to a location where one of the syndicate member poses as an Assistant Superintendent of Police, dispossesses the rider of his Motorcycle and zoom off.
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.