The Special Adviser, SA, on Infrastructure to Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi, Yusuf Abubakar Musa, also known as Yusuf Mada, has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command for allegedly vandalising Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, facilities.
The state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, paraded the arrested Special Adviser, alongside 16 other suspected railway facilities vandals at the state command headquarters in Lafia on Thursday.
This was even as the command equally paraded eight suspected armed robbers, 37 kidnapers and displayed five live ammunition, 12 motorcycles, three vehicles and N760,000 recovered from the suspects during the operations.
CP Longe gave details of the other suspected vandals to include: former supervisory councillor on education in Nasarawa/Eggon Local Government, Mohammed Isiaka; a Chinese national and Manager of Young Xing Mr. Marta Thai; a Chinese national and Manager of Young Xing Steel Company, Abuja – criminal receiver; and Procurement Officer of the Chinese company, Jacob Terlumun Emmanuel.
Others arrested, according to the Police boss were: a staff of the Nigeria Railway Corporation, Samuel Shagbaor; a staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation and Principal Technical Officer covering Agyaragu, Lafia and its suburb; owners of the trailers, who offered N160,000 bribe to secure the release of the trailers; Umaru Dauda ‘M’ and Abubakar Nuhu (M); Principal Partner, Nathoba & Co, a law chamber in Benin City and the Legal Adviser to Yong Xing Steel Company Nigeria Limited, Nathaniel Oba, M, who offered N600,000 cash to bribe the investigating team of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of t Police Command, to secure the release of his client.
Longe also gave names of suspects arrested at the crime scenes to include: a personnel of the Nigerian Legion, Samuel Asoloko; a police Inspector attached to State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Lafia, Richard Joseph; a police Sergeant, attached to the SCID, Mali Peter; and a personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, attached to Arm Squad, NSCDC’s Command Headquarters, Lafia, Ibrahim Amegwa Usman.
Details of exhibits recovered by the police from the suspects, as detailed by the CP to include: one Falker Mercedes Benz Truck, with registration number LFA 636 ZX, loaded with vandalised rail tracks/slippers; one DAF trailer with registration number T-1726 LA, loaded with vandalised rail tracks/slippers.
Others include: a sum of N160,000, offered as bribe to secure the release of the vehicle; two white Peugeot J5 buses, with one of laddened with vandalised rail tracks with registration number XU 790 ENU and QAP 654 XA respectively.