Nigeria: In Nasarawa, the army rejects a N5 million bribe and arrests track vandals
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Troops of the 4 Special Forces, Doma, Nasarawa State, have captured 12 thought rail track hoodlums at Angwan Yara, Keana Nearby Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Maj. At a press briefing on Friday in Doma, Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations of the Command, Joseph Afolasade made the disclosure.
Maj. says that Afolasade “On June 15, 2023, troops of the Order, during a standard watch, caught five thought rail track miscreants at a neglected rail route station between Angwan Yara and Agyaragu people group of Keana LGA.
Two trucks containing a large quantity of rail tracks were used to bring the suspects into custody.
“Over the examination, the soldiers captured extra seven suspects on June 18 who had made confession booth proclamations.
“They conceded to play played different parts in the burglary of the rail tracks and referenced names of a few noticeable people in Nasarawa and Level States as being essential for the organization,” he added.
Maj. Afolashade also revealed that the suspects offered a bribe of N5 million, which the Army rejected.
“They proposed to give our faculty N5 million to permit them go with the rail tracks, yet our men dismissed the cash and captured them,” Maj. Added Afolasade.
He stated that the suspects claimed that their fugitive sponsors had tricked them.
He went on to say that Maj. The suspects’ transfer to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for additional investigation and prosecution was approved by Special Forces Commander Owyinka Soyele.
A representative of the Nasarawa State Commandant of the NSCDC, Deputy Commandant Afere Joseph, thanked the Army for their level of cooperation in combating state insecurity upon receiving the suspects.
As a result, he promised that the suspects would face criminal charges following the investigation as a deterrent.
Hasiru Modibbo, one of the suspects, told reporters that one of his business partners contacted him, and a sum of N300,000 was sent to the two truck drivers.