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June 22, 2024

Police arrest 6 armed robbers, one chance criminals, recover stolen items in FCT

Police arrest 6 armed robbers, one chance criminals, recover stolen items in FCT

By: Kingsley Omonobi

The FCT Pollice Command said on Saturday that its operatives attached to Utako divisional headquarters, acting on credible intelligence, trailed and arrested six armed robbery suspects who specialise in attacking unsuspecting members of the public who board both their vehicle or tricycle, robbing them of their valuables and pushing them off the moving vehicle or tricycle.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Josephine Adeh, listed the robbers and one chance criminals as Abubakar Adams, Ismail Salisu, Yusuf Bello, Nasiru Saidi, Sani Usman and Ibrahim Kasa.

“The suspects were apprehended on the heels of complaints received from multiple victims of these atrocious acts.

“Some of their victims reported losing their mobile phones, money, gadgets, and other belongings to these criminal individuals who have since confessed to the crime.

“Light weapons such as cutlasses, knives, and a phone believed to have been stolen from a victim were recovered from them.

“While the Investigation is still ongoing, the commissioner of police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh reaffirms the command’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all and sundry.

“He also urges the populace to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines in reporting suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, and 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.