April 15, 2024

Police arrest two hunters for impersonating NDLEA personnel in Adamawa

The police command in Adamawa has arrested two hunters for allegedly impersonating personnel of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the state.

The command spokesman, Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Yola on Tuesday.

He said operatives of the command arrested the suspects at Balkari village, Kala’a ward in Hong Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman said the police had recovered two pump action guns, 11 live Cartridges, handcuffs, a leg chain and jackets from the suspects.

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“The command, on April 2, apprehended a syndicate of two impersonating personnel of NDLEA at Balkari village in Hong LGA.

“The suspects, Abdulrazaq Bindow, 29, and Ismaila Alim, 27, arrived in the village wearing NDLEA Jackets making the villagers believe that they were from the agency.

“The suspects apprehended and handcuffed one Amos Daniel, Kwada Fitagu and Gambo Zira before the villagers raised the alarm and alerted the police, who immediately responded and effected their arrest,” he said.

According to him, preliminary investigation reveals that the suspects are Adamawa Hunters’ Association members.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to investigate the case to ensure that collaborators were traced, arrested and prosecuted

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a federal law enforcement agency in Nigeria under the Federal Ministry of Justice charged with eliminating the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs

(NAN)

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