Benue: Police Parade Man With Stolen Car, Master Key
The Benue Police Command on Thursday revealed that the command arrested a suspect (name withheld) with a stolen car and a master key.
Speaking on the arrest, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, told newsmen in Makurdi that the suspect was also arrested with a plate number belonging to another stolen car.
Anene disclosed that the suspect was in possession of several items suspected to be stolen.
The PPRO said: “(the suspect) was arrested with a stolen Toyota Camry. We recovered a plate number of another car stolen in Abuja from him.
“Also we recovered a car master key from him that opens all kinds of cars. We recovered books from him that was stolen inside a man’s car at Modern Market, Makurdi sometime ago.”
She added that the suspect had, however, declared that the items were stolen by his late brother. Adding that the brother was earlier killed by the Force.
In a similar development, the PPRO revealed that the Command has made special deployments of officers for the festive period.
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She further said that the Command has prohibited the use of any explosive device (knockout) during the Christmas season. Anene added that anyone caught using it would be arrested.
She said, “there are special deployments of officers to Churches, Highways and all exit routes. With this development, there would be fewer 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.”
Anene said that the Command was determined to ensure that Benue residents enjoyed a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Meanwhile, one person was reportedly killed during a dispute on a piece of land between the Tiv community of Taraku in the Gwer East Local Government Area and the Idoma of the Otukpo Icho community in the Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State.
According to a source, the yet-to-be-identified victim was hacked and a rice farm was burnt down in Otukpo Icho on Tuesday as a result of the dispute over the ownership of a market in the community.
Confirming the incident, Anene, said one person was killed.
“A case of mischief by fire was recorded in the area where a rice farm was burnt down. However, the perpetrators were suspected to have killed a man, whom they met on the way,” Anene stated.