FCT police arrests counterfeiter, confiscates devices, documents

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The Operatives of the Kubwa Divisional Police Headquarters on October 18, 2022, arrested one Wasiu Adekola, a 35-year-old resident of Maraba, Nassarawa State who specialised in the production of counterfeit public and private documents.

It was gathered 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.

According to spokesman of the police in FCT, DSP Josephine Adeh, “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 license, 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, investigation is ongoing to unravel other groundbreaking facts projected to lead to the arrest of persons in a similar criminal venture.”

 

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