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Nasarawa: Police parade suspected killer of APC chairman, 27 others

NEWSMAN, Lafia – Police Command in Nasarawa State has arrested another suspect linked to the killing of the former State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Philip Shekwo.

Shekwo was kidnapped from his residence on Kurikyo road, Lafia, on November 21, 2020, and later killed by his abductors.

The Nasarawa State’s Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, paraded the suspect on Thursday in Lafia, alongside 27 others arrested for various criminal offences in the State.

According to him, the sum of N450,000 believed to be ransom collected from a kidnap victim from Taraba State was recovered from the suspect.

“A small bag containing charms and cash (N450,000) were also recovered from the suspects as exhibits. Preliminary investigation revealed that the money found in their possession was ransom collected before releasing a kidnapped victim in neighbouring Taraba State.”

He explained that the suspect and four others were on the police watch-list in connection with the killing of Shekwo.

The CP said that the arrest brought to four, the number of suspects linked to the crime, adding that the Police was closing in on the fifth suspect.

Longe also paraded 27 other suspects arrested for various criminal offences, including armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism across the State.

He mentioned items recovered from the suspects to include N1, 050 million cash, four vehicles, a motorcycle, 32 live ammunition and seven firearms.

Longe warned all criminal elements in Nasarawa to desist, stressing that the Police wouldn’t relent in mobilising all resources at its disposal to confront them, Dailypost reported.

The CP called for the support of all stakeholders for effective policing of the State.

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