Fake EFCC operatives arrested for robbing varsity students in Abia

Admin
2 Min Read

[ad_1]

Police operatives in Abia State have arrested three suspects who posed as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives to rob students of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

The spokesman for the state police command, Maureen Chinaka, said in a statement on Saturday in Umuahia that police got information on Tuesday that a four-man gang in EFCC uniforms was robbing the students at their residence.

She said the robbers dispossessed some of the students of their phones and forced them to transfer N120,000 to their bank accounts.

Chinaka added that the operatives visited the crime scene and arrested three of the robbers at the Man-O-War base in MOUAU.

READ ALSO: Police arrest fake EFCC officials for alleged extortion in Delta

“Six stolen phones and the robbers’ operational were recovered at the base.

Also recovered from the robbers were four EFCC jackets, two EFCC ID cards, one toy gun, and four EFCC search warrants.

“Investigations into the matter are still in progress.

“Abia people are advised to be security-sensitive and to report any suspicious activity to the police immediately whether the suspect is in uniform or not,’’ the spokesperson added.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now



[ad_2]

[ruby_static_newsletter]
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *