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Police nab 2 suspects with fake State House number plate, ID cards

By NAN   |   17 January 2015   |   12:11 pm  

 THE Police in FCT have arrested two suspected fraudsters and recovered a fake number plate and two identity cards purportedly issued by State House/Presidency.

Mr Wilson Inalegwu, the Commissioner of Police in the territory, made this known at news conference in Abuja on Friday.

Inalegwu said the suspects were arrested in a white Range Rover Jeep bearing the fake number plate after the City Gate on Airport Road.

The commissioner added that 2,900 fake Euros were also recovered from the suspects.

“Our officers are deployed round the territory for surveillance so that we can rid the territory of all sorts of crime.

“During one of our patrols along the airport road, after city gate, a vigilant officer saw a range rover jeep, white in colour, being driven toward the airport road.

“The officer observed the registration number to be State House, SH2011, and being curious, he alerted Wuye Police Division.

“When the driver of the car was accosted, he parked the car and took to his heels. He was chased and apprehended’’, he said.

According to Inalegwu, when the driver was questioned, “he told us that this was a ploy to lure unsuspecting citizens, who are desirous of appointment and juicy contracts.

“When he is seen with the state house number, they will think that he is an official in the state house’’, he said.

The commissioner said the suspects also mentioned other accomplices, now at large. “They suspects would be arraigned.’’

He urged the public to be vigilant and wary of fraudsters who would want to use all means to defraud them of their hard earned money. (NAN)



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