In its resolve to ensure that FCT residents including Nigerians and foreigners alike enjoy a crime free yuletide, the FCT Police Command has carried out a massive raid and busted several criminal gangs and hideouts and arrested 53 suspects.
The suspects arrested include kidnappers, rapists, one-chance robbers, armed robbers, drug dealers, cultists impersonators and initiation materials, car and motorcycle snatchers.
FCT Police Commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma while parading the suspects and items recovered from the criminal gangs said, “The Command has redoubled its efforts in terms of strategic deployment of men on the major highways, providing diligent patrols (motorized and foot), robust stop and search operations, strategic raids of black spots, tactical land/aerial surveillance, joint operations with sister agencies, collaboration with community stakeholders and other covert means to ensure a crime-free Christmas and New Year celebration within the FCT.
A breakdown of those arrested are 3 kidnap suspects, 3 one chance robbers, 3 rape suspects, 8 car and motorcycle thieves, 5 drug dealers, 5 impersonators, 17 cultists, 6 armed robbers, and 3 mobile phone thieves.
Items recovered by the Police from the gangs include 8 vehicles, 2 rifles, 1 Berretta pistol, 10 live cartridges, 34 master keys, 2 network jammers, 46 bags of Indian hemp, several sachets of illicit drugs, and 3 pairs of Army uniform.
Giving details of the arrests, CP Ciroma said, “On 8th December 2019, Police operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad during an operation arrested one Muhammed Abubakar 29years along Kwali – Rubochi axis. Exhibits recovered include: several charms in large quantity.
“Similarly, on 9th December, 2019 Police Operatives attached to Wuye Division arrested one Abideen Bogunbe 42 years and Segun Bamidele 34 years for attempting to kidnap their employer’s ward.
The suspects stated that they were cajoled into attempting the kidnap and will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
” On 5th December, 2019 acting on tip off Police Operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad smashed a syndicate of suspected car thieves at AYA junction Asokoro, the suspects one Mohammed Kabiru 33years, Kabiru Bala 40 years, Abubakar Zubairu 39 years and Bashiru Dahiru 35 years confessed to have stolen over 54 vehicles within the FCT.
Exhibits recovered include: One (1) Brown Colour Toyota camry reg no. AA 855 SBN, Red Volkswagen FKY 257 AA, Ash Colour Honda CRV reg no. NFD 246 AA, Green Colour Toyota Avensis BM 290 KWL Thirty-Four(34+) fabricated master keys, Two (2) network jammers, Three (3) sledge hammers, Eleven (11) screw drivers, Two (2) towing ropes, One (1) UBA token, Fourteen (14) spanners, Eleven (11) different sim cards, One (1) brain box, efforts are in place to recover other vechicles.
“On 12th November 2019, Police Operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad during a raid arrested one Muhammed Ibrahim 37 years at Gudu while he was trying to snatch a motorcycle.
The suspect stated that he gives his unsuspecting victims a bottle of drink mixed with dizcerperm that eventually knocks out his victims before dispossessing them of their motorcycle.
He has so far stolen five (5) motorcycles, one was recovered and efforts are in place to recover others. Exhibits recovered: One (1) Bajaj motorcycle (released to the owner) and a bottle containing the substance.
“On 28th November 2019, Police operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad during an operation along Suleja axis arrested one Shuaibu Mohammed 25 years, Jamilu Ibrahim 25years and Haruna Ahmadu 27 years a notorious syndicate of motorcycle snatching.
The suspects confessed to stealing a total of 20 motorcycles by deceiving their unsuspecting victims.
While efforts are on top gear to recover the motorcycles, the suspects will be arraigned in court upon after investigation.
” On 11th December, 2019 Police operatives attached to Anti-One Chance unit/Dutse Alhaji Division during a patrol arrested one Godwin Ogbonna 47 years in act of defrauding an unsuspecting victim at Dutse Alhaji market, efforts are in place to apprehend his cohorts.
Exhibit recovered: One (1) Black Honda Accord reg no. BR 665 DKA.
“On 16th December,2019 Police Operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad/Anti-One Chance Unit in a joint operation arrested one Steven Vershima ‘m’ 36years and Peter Zugu 25years for one chance robbery at NNPC junction, Kubwa.
The suspects were apprehended in the act of defrauding their victim. Exhibit recovered includes: One (1) Nissan Sunny reg no. AV 673 MAG.
“On 18th November,2019 Police operatives attached to Anti-One Chance Unit during an operation pursued One chance robbers who attempted to defraud their unsuspecting victim from Kubwa to Dutse Alhaji.
“The hoodlums escaped but the operatives recovered the Vehicle. Exhibit recovered include: One (1) Green colour Mazda reg no. RBC 864 BV
“On 18th November, 2019 Police operatives attached to Galadimawa Division arrested one Matthew Marcus 18years a security guard defiled the two (2) year old victim at her residence which happens to be his place of work .
“On 6th December, 2019 Police Operatives attached to the Anti-Rape and Gender unit arrested one Kpoka Paul 43years for defiling a 5years old child at Gwagwa.
He stated that the victim was assisting him wash his dishes before he violated her.
“On 11th December, 2019 Police Operatives attached to Anti-Rape and Gender unit arrested one Ogonna Aja 32years for defiling a 10years Old child at Kuchingoro.
“On 26th November,2019 acting on tip off, Police Operatives attached to Anti-Narcotics Squad arrested one Bulus Josiah 33years and Mustapha Ali 22 years were caught in possession of several illicit drugs at AYA junction.
Exhibits recovered include: Twelve (12) sachets of Dizapam, Ten (10) tablets of Exuol, 1½ packet of Rohypnol and several packets of dry leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp. Suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
“Similarly, on 2nd November, 2019 Police operatives attached to the Anti-Narcotics Squad recovered large quantity of dry leaves suspected to Indian hemp along Kuje axis. Exhibits recovered include: Thirty-two (32) bags of Indian hemp.
“On 11th December, 2019 Police Operatives attached to the Anti-Narcotics Squad during a raid arrested one Abdulrasheed Yunusa 46years arrested at Area 11, Garki in possession of illicit drugs.
“He identified himself as the owner of the Unregistered Nissan Sunny containing illicit drugs paraded in November. Exhibit recovered are: Two (2) bottles of Marijuana Seed, Sizeable quantity of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, several untagged illicit drugs and groceries.
“In another development, on 12th December,2019 Police operatives attached to Anti-Narcotics Squad arrested one Sunday Adepoju’ 33years in possession of several wraps of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
“On 17th December,2019 acting on tip off Police Operatives attached to Kabusa Division arrested one Ignitius Izuoha 45years and Emmanuel Amaefuna 40years in possession of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. Exhibits recovered include: Fifteen (15) bags of Indian hemp.
“On 19th November, 2019 Police Operatives attached to the Anti-One Chance Unit arrested one Emmanuel Adegene 49 years at Area 1, Garki in possession of Police and Army uniform accessories which he uses to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
“Exhibits recovered include: One (1) Army camouflage vest, One (1) Army Bola hat, One (1) Army belt and One (1) Jack knife, one (1) wine colour Toyota Camry KUJ 488 FX.
“Similarly, on 22nd October, 2019 one Philip Matthew 23years was arrested at the Guards Brigade Cantonment parading himself as an Army personnel defrauding unsuspecting members of the public before he was handed over to the Special Anti-Robbery squad.
“Exhibit recovered include an Army Camouflage uniform. Relatedly on 14th December, 2019 Police Operatives attached to Dutse Alhaji Division arrested one Jubril Abdullahi 29years at Dutse Alhaji for impersonating as an officer of the Nigerian Army and victimizing unsuspecting members of the public.
Exhibits recovered include: a complete set of camouflage uniform and Bola hat.
“On 15th December, 2019 Police Operatives attached to Life camp Division/Anti-One Chance unit arrested one Jude Joseph Jella 20years at Life camp Junction impersonating as an Army Personnel and deceiving unsuspecting members of the public.
Exhibits recovered include: One (1) complete pair of camouflage uniform, Three (3) bottles of Codine and One knife.
“On 8th December, 2019 Police Operatives attached to Anti-One Chance Unit arrested one Sunday Ojo at Jabi for impersonating as a member of the Nigeria Police Force defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
Exhibit recovered: Police Identity Card. The suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.
“On 28th October,2019 Police Operatives attached to Nyanya Division and Special Anti-Robbery Squad arrested one Meshach Samuel 23 years , Moses Okojie 24 years and Erasmus Emheniya ‘24 years for terrorizing Nyanya axis with their nefarious activities.
“The suspects stated that they belong to the Arrow Vikings Confraternity, efforts are in place to arrest one Kingsley’ aka kristo papa the leader of the gang.
Exhibits recovered include: Six (6) cutlasses, One (1) axe, Several Knifes and charms The suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.
“On 30th November 2019, Police operatives
attached to the Anti-Cultism squad during an operation at Mpape arrested one John Ruth 28 years, Oluwole Dada 23 years, Kehinde Treasure 23 years, Princess Henry 21 years, Gloria Chukwu 28years, Joseph James 22 years, Shuaibu Rufai 25 years, Galadinma Unity 25 years, Onwura Samuel Onis 23years, Mohammed Jamiu 25years, Joseph Collins 22years,Steven Sunday 23years and Benjamin Okaru 31 years during an initiation party into the Arrow Baga (Vikings) Sarakusa Marine .
Exhibits recovered includes; Four (4) Jack knifes, Six (6) red-black beret/face caps, Two (2) red-black 7-logo, Two (2) initiation pots, several clothes badged with the cult emblem, several initiation beads, several red clothes, One (1) large printed banner carrying the Cult name and One (1) rubber gun.
“On 9th November, 2019 Police Operatives attached to Gwarimpa Division arrested one Usman Dikko 24 years, Segun Adigun 33 years, Sunday Haruna 26 years and Okafor Chimezie 26 years a robbery syndicate after they robbed their victim at Gwarimpa.
“The swift response of the operatives led to the recovery of items stolen by the suspects, however, efforts are in place to arrest two members of the syndicate still at large with Cutlasses. Exhibits recovered: Two (2) HP laptops.”
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