Crime

Police nabs fake military officer in Nasarawa

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Lawal Adenike

 

 

 

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a fake military officer identified as Timothy Emmanuel.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Adeshina Soyemi, on Friday, stated that Emmanuel had been intimidating resident of Lafia and Karu local government areas of the State.

Soyemi made this known in Lafia while parading the suspect alongside 60 suspected criminals arrested for various crimes.

He explained that the suspect who is an indigene of Plateau State was arrested along B.A.D road in Lafia while he was making an attempt to flee in a black Toyota Corolla vehicle suspected to be stolen, with Abuja plate number BWA 973 CD.

Soyemi said, “One Timothy Emmanuel of Bakin Chiyawa village, Quanpan LGA of Plateau State, a fake military officer who has been on our watch list has been arrested by officers of the Police command.

“The 28-year-old suspect was wearing a military camouflage and was in possession of an AK-47 rifle with two magazines.

“The suspect was never enlisted into the Army but got the uniform from his uncle who is a military personnel serving in Borno State.”

 

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