From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a 27 year-old-man, Mr Faisal Salihu for allegedly snatching a Toyota Highlander SUV at gunpoint.
In a statement issued on Thursday by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Ramhan Nansel, explained that the suspect was arrested in his hideout at New Nyanya, Karu Local Government Area of the state after snatching the car along Zuba axis of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
The statement noted that the suspect had confessed to committing the crime and would be charged to court.
It read in part: “On 03/03/2021 at about 2300hrs, information was received that one Toyota Highlander, Sky blue in colour with registration number: LSD 225 FD was snatched at gunpoint at Zuba in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe psc (+) directed Police operatives of the Command to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle and arrest the perpetrator of the act.
“In compliance with the Commissioner of Police directives, Police Personnel attached to New Karu Area Command while acting on credible intelligence, arrested one Faisal Salihu `M` 27 years of Deidei Dakwa area of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in his hideout at New Nyanya, Karu LGA of Nasarawa State, where the said vehicle was recovered from him as exhibit. The suspect has confessed to the Commission of the Crime and investigation is ongoing.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police is hereby calling on members of the public to at all time, volunteer timely information that will enable the Police checkmate the excesses of Criminals thus, dwarfing their enterprise.”