A pastor was among four suspects arrested for car snatching by the Nasarawa State Police Command. According to the State’s Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Bello, the suspects were arrested for snatching a Sienna Space bus, marked RSH 648 RB, belonging to one Mrs. Ogunyemi Obiageli, of Kari-Kari in Karu Local Government of the state.
The suspects are Pastor Stephen Odoh, Steve Chima and Isaac Faase. Bello said: “The suspects were among four men arrested for snatching a Siena Space Bus with registration No. RSH 648 RB, belonging to one Mrs. Ogunyemi Obiageli.” The car snatchers were among 38 suspects, paraded by Bello.
The number one policeman in the state said that the 28 suspects were arrested at different locations in the state and for various offences. Some of the items recovered from the suspects are seven cars, one motorcycle, two AK 47 rifles, and a locally made pistol, amongst others. The police also recovered four cars and guns and live ammunitions valued at millions of naira. Bello said that the suspects were arrested between July and August this year.
The commissioner of police said that besides the arrest of the armed robbery suspects, the police rescued two Chinese expatriates from their captors at Toto in Toto Local Government Area of the state after a sustained pressure, mounted on the kidnappers by a combined police and other security operatives’ efforts. Bello said: “One Dogara Gallo, 47 and Haliru Liman, 60, were arrested in Lafia, following a complaint of N8, 200,000 fraud from one Alhaji Yusus Ayitogo of Angwan Yazawa in Lafia.
The suspects have been arrested and admitted to the crime during interrogation.” Bello said that the police in the state have no concrete evidence over the alleged emergence of the new Ombatse in the state.
He further said that the police were taking proactive measure to forestall any eventuality that could lead to the breach of peace in the state. Bello added: “We have deployed policemen to different areas in the state to safeguard lives and property, especially in this Ember months. “We urge members of the public to assist the police with useful information on suspicious movements of criminals for prompt action.”