By Emmanuel Antswen
Makurdi – The Benue Police Command on Thursday said that the command arrested one suspect (name withheld) with a stolen car and a master key.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that the suspect was also arrested with a plate number belonging to another stolen car.
Anene said the suspect, who was arrested on Dec. 6 in Makurdi was in possession of several items suspected to be stolen.
“(The suspect) was arrested with a stolen Toyota Camry. We recovered a plate number of another car stolen in Abuja from him.
“We also recovered a car master key from him that opens all kinds of cars. We recovered books from him that were stolen inside a man’s car at Modern Market, Makurdi sometime ago,” said.
The PPRO said that the suspect had, however, claimed that the items were stolen by his late brother who was killed by the Force earlier.
Similarly, Anene disclosed that the Command has made special deployments of officers for the yuletide.
She said that the Command has banned the use of any explosive device (knockout) during the Christmas season, adding that anyone caught using it would be arrested.
“There are special deployments of officers to Churches, Highways and all exist routes. With this development there would be less cheek points, but officers would be very visible all over the Highways.
“We have also deployed additional officers for intelligence gathering to be able to foil all plans of criminals,” she said,
Anene said that the Command was determined to ensure that Benue residents enjoyed a hitch free Christmas and New Year celebrations. (NAN)