FCT Police Arrests Counterfeiting Specialist

….Confiscates Devices, Several Public, and Private Counterfeit Documents

The Operatives of the Kubwa Divisional Police Headquarters on Tuesday, 18th October 2022 arrested one Wasiu Adekola, a 35-year-old male resident of Maraba Nassarawa state who specializes in the production of all kinds of counterfeit public and private documents.

According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, ANIPR, Mipra, she said that the arrest was made following a discrete investigation stemming from the discovery of a fake motor vehicle document in the Possession of a road user while Police officers attached to the division were on a Stop-and-Search Operation about a month ago.

Upon arrest, the suspect was found in possession of several counterfeit documents and equipment used in perpetrating this criminal venture including 4 computer scanners, 15 pieces of counterfeit Nassarawa State Private vehicle licenses, 6 counterfeit FCT Fire Service Certificates, 12 counterfeit vehicle registration booklets, motorcycle Registration number plate: KUJ 651 QL, counterfeit Receipt booklet of the National Co-Operative Insurance Society of Nigeria and 78 pieces of counterfeit National Certificate of Road Worthiness, amongst others.

The Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji Sunday while enjoining residents to only patronize official quarters as against freelancing individuals in the acquisition of private and public documents, stressed the disadvantage and dangers associated with the use of counterfeit documents especially the hindrance it poses to data conservation and criminal investigation.

Meanwhile, an investigation is ongoing to unravel other groundbreaking facts projected to lead to the arrest of persons in a similar criminal venture.

The FCT Police Command Members of the public are therefore urged to remain vigilant and report such or any other form of criminality to the nearest Police Division or through the following command emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 09022222352

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