Kaduna police arrest suspect in military uniform robbing and extorting residents

Monday, March 25, 2024 
Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command have arrested a fake soldier identified as Ya’u Ja’afar, for robbery and extortion of residents in the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, in a statement on Monday, said the suspect was arrested by officers of the Millennium City Police Division following a report by a citizen.

Hassan said Ja’afar and his accomplices, now at large, robbed one Abdulrashid Musa with pistol.

The police spokesman added that when the suspect was traced to his residence, an Army camouflage and a pistol were recovered.

He said, “The arrest culminated from a harrowing encounter on March 16, 2024, where Ja’afar and his accomplices, still at large, wielded a pistol to rob Abdulrashid Musa. The assailants fled with cash amounting to N25,500 and numerous mobile phones.,

“Prompt action by the surveillance team led to Ja’afar’s arrest, and a subsequent search of his residence yielded incriminating evidence, including Army camouflage and a pistol.

“The arrest of Ya’u Ja’afar serves as a testament to the relentless pursuit of justice by the Kaduna State Police Command under the leadership of CP Ali Audu Dabigi, as they continue to strive towards a safer and more secure environment for all.”

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