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Nasarawa Police arrests car robbery suspect

13 August 2012, 10:11

Nasarawa -  The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested 29-year-old Sunday Bawa for snatching a Toyota Camry 2010 model car belonging to the Chief Registrar of the state’s High Court.

 The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, Mr Akeremale Abayomi, who confirmed the incident to NAN on Sunday, said his men arrested one of the three culprits.

He said that the suspects, who snatched the car at gunpoint, used a pistol and an AK 47 rifle in the execution of the nefarious act.    

Abayomi said that the suspects trailed the registrar from Zenith Bank at about 6 p.m. on Saturday to his house at Nasara Estate along Makurdi road, Lafia, where he was carjacked.

He explained that the suspects, including Bawa, drove the chief registrar around town for about 45minutes to ensure that the car was devoid of any security system.

The commissioner said that on establishing that the car had no security system, the robbers dumped him after the 500 housing estate along Lafia-Doma road after giving him N200to for transportation.

Abayomi said the chief justice thereafter called the manufacturers of the vehicles (Toyota Camry 2010) requesting them to track and render the vehicle immobile.

He said the car was recovered about 100 kilometres from Lafia, adding that the police then arrested one of the three unsuspecting robbers, who was still trying to start the car, while the other two fled into the bush on sighting them.

The commissioner said the suspect had been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigations.



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