A fake soldier, identified as Muhammed Haladu, has been arrested by men of the Nasarawa State Police Command.
The suspect was arrested on full military camouflage behind Ozas Hotel, Awe Local Government Area by two army officers and he was handed over to the Police at Awe Division.
Disclosing this, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ramhan Nansel, said, “The suspect claimed to be a soldier attached to 231 Battalion Biu, Borno State, but investigation proved otherwise. The criminal defrauded unsuspecting members of the public under the pretext of securing employment into the Nigeria Army.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect attempted to join the military but couldn’t, thus, went to military barracks to purchase the uniform he’s using for his nefarious activities”, the statement added.
In another development, the Command says its operatives have arrested one suspected notorious armed robber, Kabiru Alhaji Yusuf.
A statement issued on Thursday by DSP Nansel said the arrest was carried out on Wednesday by the command’s anti robbery team.
According to the PPRO, the operatives, during an intelligence led patrol along Fadaman Bauna area of the state., intercepted a group of three young men suspected to be armed robbers riding on an unregistered Bajaj Motorcycle.
He said the criminal elements abandoned the motorcycle and took to flight upon sighting the police officers but were given a hot chase leading to the arrest of Yusuf.
The police spokesman said after a search was conducted on the suspect, one AK 47 rifle and a motorcycle were recovered as an exhibit.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Shehu Nadada, while commending the officers, tasked them not to relent in the fight against criminals in the state.
He also urged citizens to join in the fight against insecurity by providing credible information to security agents.