Fifty five suspected internet fraudsters, cultists, drug peddlers and a car snatcher, have been paraded by the Nasarawa State Police, on Tuesday, at the command’s headquarters, in Lafia.
The outgone state Commissioner of Police, AIG Bola Longe, who paraded the suspects said the people of Akwanga town were recently confronted with brazen display of cult related activities which led to the arrests of the suspects.
The cult group, code named 77 according to him, were arrested by a detachment of Police, at Mbako, a night club in Akwanga town, the headquarters of Akwanga local government area of the state.
He said a total of 32 suspect comprising of 28 males and four females whose age ranges between 18-25, were arrested during the raid at the nite club.
According to him, six internet fraudsters, on wanted list of the police, were arrested in Keffi, the headquarters of Keffi local government area also of the state.
Also arrested was a notorious car snatcher Ifeanyi Christopher and drug barons, Abubakar and Mohammed Tanko, who were arrested on Loko-Nasarawa road and in Keffi, all in the state.
In the meantime, the recently promoted AIG and former CP in the state, Bola Emmanuel Longe, has handed over to the new CP, Adesina Musbau Soyemi, at the Police headquarters in Lafia.
AIG Longe, who solicited for the cooperation of the press to the new CP, thanked the Nasarawa Government, traditional rulers, officers and men of the police and the people of the state, for cooperating with him, while serving in the state.