The Police Command in Nasarawa State has arrested one other suspect linked to the killing of Mr Philip Shekwo, the previous State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
DAILY POST had reported that the APC chieftain was kidnapped from his residence on Kurikyo highway, Lafia, on November 21, 2020, and later killed by his abductors.
The Nasarawa State’s Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, paraded the suspect on Thursday in Lafia, alongside 27 others arrested for numerous legal offences within the State.
Longe acknowledged that the suspect, a 30-year-old man, was arrested on February 14, from Awe, following credible intelligence.
In response to him, the sum of N450,000 believed to be ransom collected from a kidnap sufferer from Taraba State was recovered from the suspect.
He defined that the suspect and 4 others had been on the police watch-list in reference to the killing of Shekwo.
The CP mentioned that the arrest dropped at 4, the variety of suspects linked to the crime, including that the Police was closing in on the fifth suspect.
Longe additionally paraded 27 different suspects arrested for numerous legal offences, together with armed theft, kidnapping and cultism throughout the State.
He talked about gadgets recovered from the suspects to incorporate N1, 050 million money, 4 automobiles, a bike, 32 reside ammunition and 7 firearms.
Longe warned all legal parts in Nasarawa to desist, stressing that the Police wouldn’t relent in mobilising all assets at its disposal to confront them.
The CP referred to as for the help of all stakeholders for efficient policing of the State.
In the meantime, Longe additionally inaugurated Operation Puff Adder II, to sort out circumstances of kidnapping and banditry within the State.
The CP mentioned that the operation comprised 158 personnel drawn from the Police Cell Drive, Particular Forces and Counter-Terrorism models of the command.
Longe mentioned the personnel could be deployed to 5 strategic areas within the State, and that that they had been properly skilled and geared up to sort out all types of safety challenges within the State.