The Police in Nasarawa State, has confirmed the arrest of a wanted criminal on its list by name Likita Abubakar.
The notorious criminal was arrested early hours of today by a joint patrol team of Police and FRSC, at ERCC Hospital junction, in Alushi, Akwanga.
ELENZA News gathered that Likita, who was on his motor bike, from an unknown destination, was allegedly heading to Jos.
An eyewitness told our correspondent that on reaching the road block mounted by Police/FRSC at Alushi junction, Likita, was confused and hit a car in his front and fall.
“Immediately, he stood up and started running, youths in the vicinity ran after him and arrested him”
“They broug him back and when they discovered he was carrying arms, they gave him the beating of his life, burnt his motorcycle, before security men rescued him” he said.
Meanwhile, a statement signed by ASP Rahman Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the development.
The Police Spokesperson pointed out that 53 empty magazines, 260 rounds of live ammunition, and the sum of #38,500 cash, were recovered from the suspect.
“On 21/8/2021 at about 0900hrs, sequel to information received which indicated that, a suspected criminal who has been on the wanted list of the Nasarawa State Police Command for offences ranging from Armed robbery to Kidnapping was sighted at Alushi Junction, Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State, a detachment of Police operatives attached to Akwanga Division were immediately deployed to the area”
“Consequently, one Likita Abubakar ‘M’ 35 years was arrested; upon diligent and systematic search, 53 empty magazines, 260 rounds of live ammunition and cash sum of #38,500 was recovered from him as exhibits”
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has ordered that, the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia for thorough investigation” he said.