The Nasarawa state Police command, Sunday, arrested a 32-year-old fake Naval officer, Nasiru Ahmed.
Ahmed was alleged to be an impostor, notorious criminal and serial fraudster.
A statement by the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Nansel Ramhan, and made available to newsmen in Lafia, said the arrest of the fake naval officer was in continuation of the onslaught against criminals in the state.
“On 24/7/2021 at about 1330hrs, Police personnel attached to New Karu Division while on intensive surveillance patrol, arrested the suspect who usually dresses in full military camouflage uniform of the Nigeria Navy then, approaches Point Of Sale (P.O.S) operators at different locations within Karu LGA, Nasarawa state under the guise of conducting transactions and send in fake bank alerts into their mobile phones in lieu of cash,” the statement said.
The statement added that the suspect in most cases intimidate, harass and assault the P.O.S operators whenever they complain about the money given to him not reflecting in their bank accounts.
While, a thorough search of the suspect’s house was conducted, two sets of Navy uniforms, two sets of boots, one set of knee guard and one dagger were recovered as exhibits.
The said the suspect admitted using them for his nefarious activities.
The commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe, however, directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, (CID) Lafia, for further investigation.