25th June 2024
Crime & Investigation News

Police Nab Two “One-Chance” Armed Robbery Suspects In Nasarawa

The Police Command in Nasarawa State says it has arrested two suspects for alleged “one-chance” robbery operations in the state.

“One-chance” refers to a robbery operation were armed robbers use disguised commercial vehicles to pick unsuspecting passengers and dispossess them of their valuables while in transit.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, told newsmen on Tuesday in Lafia that the suspects were arrested in Keffi Local Government Area.

Nansel explained that the suspects aged 52 and 45 years, were arrested at about 9:45 a.m. in Angwan Lambu, Keffi, based on intelligence.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects usually posed as taxi drivers to pick unsuspecting passengers and drive away to unknown destinations.

“They would, thereafter, dispossess their victims of money and other belongings, then abandon them and sometime kill them,” he added.

The PPRO said that the suspects had confessed to committing the crime, and also revealed that they have been operating for over 10 years on Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga Road.

“The suspects further said that they were recently released from Shendam Custodial facility in Plateau State, for similar offence after serving their jail term,” Nansel added.

He listed items recovered from the suspects as exhibits to include a Toyota Carina II vehicle with registration number Abuja CO 212 ABC, one axe and a hammer.

Nansel said that the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution after investigation.

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