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The Plateau Police Command on Friday paraded 44 suspects, including a soldier whom the police identified as an impersonator of the Nigerian Army Captain.

Addressing newsmen at the state Police Command on Friday, Plateau state Commissioner of Police CP Hassan Yabanet, said one Shedrack Sabo among the arrested Suspects was, a fake soldier.

He said about “On 04/03/2024 at about 02:30pm, one Shedrack Sabo ‘m’ of ATM quarters, Bukuru reported at the SWAT Unit that on 16/02/2024 at about 04:30pm, one Lucky Okoh male, showed him a military identity card and introduced himself as a captain in the military.”

CP Yabanet added that “He further convinced him to pay the sum of N110, 000.00k to secure him a job. The suspect, one Lucky Okoh male, of Guratopp was arrested by SWAT operatives on 04/03/2024 at about 03:00pm. After a thorough search was conducted on his house, one military identity card, three Nigerian army recruitment forms and one NSCDC recruitment form were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.”

The Plateau police Boss said one of the robbers arrested by his officers and men confessed to have snatched 22 Boxer motorcycle from victims between Plateau and Bauchi State.

Two among the 44 suspects, were females, arrested for kidnapping while majority of the suspects were arrested for kidnapping, rape and robbery incidents.

Items recovered from the suspects were Lite Weapons and a white colour Boxer Bus, motorcycle, electrical equipments among others.

CP Yabanet appreciated the Plateau general public for giving his officers and men tips that led to arrest of the suspects.



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