FCT Police nab 10 for robbery, drug peddling

The FCT Police Command has arrested 10 suspects for armed robbery and drug peddling along Mpape, Kado-Biko and Life-Camp axis.

A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP  Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, said: “Amongst the suspects are: Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, 26; Abubakar Rabiu, 23; Abdulmumini Bello, 19; Abubakar Mohammed, 20; and an ex-convict Shaban Abubakar, 19; arrested by Police operatives from Mpape Division during a routine raid on Monday March 15, 2021. “The suspects, who met their waterloo while attempting to break into a container, confessed to being members of a 12-man robbery gang terrorising Mpape axis.

“Exhibits recovered are: two cutlasses, two iron cutter, one iron bar, one  axe, one rope and wallet containing counterfeit currency notes”

According to the spokesperson, effort was underway to arrest other members of the gang. 

She further stated that, “Police operatives from Life-Camp Division on Sunday March 14, 2021, arrested one Emmanuel Idowu, 61; and Ede Chinedu, 27; along Dappe, Life-Camp axis, during a routine patrol, for being in possession of illegal firearm while one Bright Effiong, 37, was arrested with dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

“Exhibits recovered are: one locally made pistol and one unexpended cartridge.”

The spokesperson said, “In another development, Police operatives from Gwarinpa Division on Monday, March 15, 2021, arrested one Musa Bari, 20; and Harisu Aminu, 18; for peddling drugs at Kado-Biko axis of Gwarinpa.

“Exhibits recovered are: one bottle of DSP syrup with codeine, one bottle of Barcadin syrup with codeine, 130 pieces Dizapam tablets, 30 pieces of Hypnox tablets, 500 pieces of Valium D5 tablets, 242 pieces of Exxol tablets and wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.”

She said all the suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

“The Command employs 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,” the PPRO added.

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