The FCT Police Command has arrested four suspects at Nyanya, a suburb of the territory, for armed robbery and impersonation.
A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Marian Yusuf, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “Amongst the suspects are: James Salifu, 27; and Umar Hamza, 33; arrested by police detectives from Nyanya during a routine stop and search operation on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
“The suspects who intended to dispossess their unsuspecting victim of his vehicle confessed to being members of an armed robbery syndicate terrorizing Nyanya axis.
“Exhibits recovered from them are: two locally made pistols, four rounds of live ammunition and charms.”
She further stated that, “In another development, one Patrick John, 26; and Chinyere Ikenna, 31; both male, were arrested for impersonating as Military Personnel and defrauding members of the public.
“The duo who confessed most of their fraudulent activities, were caught while attempting to rob their victim of his motorcycle along Nyanya bridge. Exhibits recovered are: one motorcycle and military camouflage.”
She said all the suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
‘The Command urges residents to remain calm while reaffirming its unflinching commitment to rid the FCT of every form of criminality and protect the lives and property of residents.
“The Command implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883, and to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number : 09022222352,” she added.