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Robbers disguised as policemen arrested in Nasarawa

EMERGENCY DIGEST- The Nasarawa State Police Command said some members of a notorious robbery gang had been taken into custody.

A statement issued yesterday by the command’s spokesman, Rahman Nansel, said operatives attached to Masaka Division, acting on credible information, smashed the syndicate that operates between AYA Junction Abuja and Keffi, Nasarawa State.

Nansel said a car, fake police warrant cards, two counterfeit Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) identification cards, one teargas canister, handcuffs, Walkie-Talkie, blank motorcycle receipts booklets, and charms were recovered from the suspects as exhibits.

He said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects pose as police officers, hire commercial motorcycle riders whose motorcycles look new to a location where one of the syndicate members poses as an Assistant Superintendent of Police, dispossess the rider of his motorcycle, and zoom off.

“The suspects confessed to have snatched over 30 motorcycles from commercial motorcycle riders via the same technique, produced fake receipts and sell them off to unsuspecting members of the public.”