FCT Police arrest fake lunatic with firearm

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FCT Police arrest fake lunatic with firearm NAN-DS-6 Arrest Abuja, Jan. 25, 2016 (NAN) The FCT Police Command said it had arrested a male suspect who pretended to be a lunatic on Jan. 20 around the Apo bridge. Mr Wilson Inalegwu, the FCT Commissioner of Police, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Monday in Abuja. Inalegwu said that the suspect was apprehended by a police patrol team on a stop-and-search duty, following a tip-off.

He said that when the Police operatives searched him, a locally made pistol and a polythene bag containing wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from him. He advised members of the public to always report any suspicious movement to the police. The commissioner said that the Apo Division was investigating the matter.

Meanwhile, 129 Inspectors of police in the FCT Command recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) were decorated by Inalegwu. He reminded the officers to see their promotion as a mark of additional responsibility to do more for the Force and the country. The commissioner congratulated them and urged them to rededicate themselves to duty. ASP Peter Arin, who spoke on behalf of the newly promoted officers, said the promotion would spur them to work harder for the country.

“This promotion will enhance my work and make me to work harder and to fight criminality in the country,“he said. Arin also said that the promotion was a good motivation for him and his colleagues to do more for the country. He commended the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, for considering them worthy for the promotion.

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