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FCT Police Nab Armed Robbery Gang, Retrieve Stolen Cars

FCT Police Nab Armed Robbery Gang, Retrieve Stolen Cars
  • PublishedMay 5, 2021

The FCT Police Command have apprehended five suspects for car snatching/armed robbery along Gwagwalada and Wuye axis.

FCT Police Command made the disclosure in a press statement by ASP Yusuf Mariam, Police Public Relations Officer, who said, “Effort is emplace to arrest the fleeing suspects”.

Amongst the suspects is: one Mohammed Musa 30 years a member of a notorious 4-man car snatching syndicate arrested by eagle-eyed Police detectives from Gwagwalada Division during a routine patrol on Friday 30th April, 2021.

The suspect confessed that the syndicate operates by disguising as stranded passengers to lure their unsuspecting victims’ (motorists).

Exhibits recovered are; one (1) blue colour Toyota Corolla with reg no YAB 15 BK, one (1) locally fabricated pistol and six (6) rounds of live ammunition.

Similarly, Police Operatives from Wuye Division arrested one Abdullahi Haruna 25 years, Naziru Nasiru 23 years, Sani Ibrahim 20 years, Umar Musa all male and members of a four-man robbery gang terrorizing Wuye axis.

The suspects stated that they are responsible for snatching phones, bags etc along the Stadium area.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects are: one (1) red colour Gulf, four (4) mobile phones, two (2) sharp knives, and three (3) reflective jackets.

The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

According to him, “The Command wishes to reiterate the ban on the use of unauthorized covered number plates within the FCT to desists, as violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

“The Command Implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653,08028940883 and to report the conduct of Police Officers to the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) on 09022222352″, he stated.

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