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FCT Police lists successes in crime fighting; diverts traffic for May 29 inauguration

DCP USMAN AK UMAR, DCP Operations for the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command

I am pleased to inform you that the proactive security measures put in place by the FCT Police Command to beef up security and fight crime in the Federal Capital Territory has continued to yield positive result.

This is evident in the successes we have recorded in the last couple o days and will be paraded today.

On behalf of the Command, I want to reassure FCT residents that the Command will continue to intensify its effort in providing them with quality service delivery.

I also want to seize this medium to call on residents to continue to partner with the Police.

It is also pertinent to inform the public that ahead of the presidential inauguration ceremony scheduled for Wednesday 29th May, 2019, the Command is working in collaboration with sister security agencies to ensure a hitch free exercise.

Members of the public should also note that as part of security measures put in place for the event, there will be diversion of vehicular movement on some major routes leading to Eagle Square, venue of the event.

The affected routes include: Aso Drive, FCDA by Finance Headquarters, Bayelsa House junction, National Assembly, Trancorp by Gana junction, Nitel junction by Ahmadu Bello way, Kur Mohammed by Benue House Plaza, NNPC Tower, Federal Secretariat phase III under bridge, Behind Foreign Affairs under bridge, FCDA by POWA and Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Expressway (Inter Section into 3arm zone).

While apologising for the inconveniences this may cause,the members of the public are advised to use alternative routes to their destinations.

Below are briefs on some notable achievements of the Command in the last couple of days: 1 commenced discreet investigation that led to the arrest of one Lawrence Awah aka White 29 years old of Kwakwashi Niger State,who was to receive delivery of the rearms.

In his statement the said Lawrence confessed to have previously received four rounds of live ammunitions from Endurance Dada.

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

ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

On 22nd May, 2019 at about 2200hrs acting on tip off, police operatives arrested one Godwin Edet Samson 29 years old who is notorious for robbing motorists around City gate by using stones to block the road.

He was arrested at his hide-out at Ruga, Airport road.

The suspect who operates mostly at night has been previously arrested by this Command for similar offence on 25/10/17 at about 2300hrs.

He will soon be arraigned in court.

ARREST OF SUSPECTED MARIJUANA PEDDLER/RECOVERY OF EXHIBITS

On 16th May, 2019 at about 09.45hrs Police operative on patrol arrested one Daniel Obi 36yrs of Jikwoyi phase 1 for being in possession of Forty (40) wraps of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana popularly called Indian hemp.

The suspect was arrested at Jikwoyi phase 1.

He will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of investigation.

ARREST OF SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF POLICE AND FRSC OBSERVATION POSTS AT ZUBA

Sequel to the ongoing investigation into the destruction of Police and FRSC observation posts by some hoodlums at Zuba on 23rd May, 2019,police detectives from this Command have arrested eight (8) suspects in connection with the crime.

They suspects are:Masaudu Abdulkarim 28 years old of Zubai, Muktari Musa 30 years of no fied address, Abdulrahaman Lawali 23 years of DakwaivSani Sulweiman 20 years of no fixed address, Nasiru Alhassan 20 years of no fixed address, Abdulkadir Sanusi 20 years of no fixed address, Shuaibu Iliyasu 25 years of Yan Tipper Madallah, Abdulmajid Ibrahim 26 years of Suleja

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

FOILED ARMED ROBBERY/ARREST OF SUSPECTS/RECOVERY OF DANGEROUS WEAPONS

On 22 May, 2019 at about 0300hrs police operatives with the support of some vigilante arrested four armed robbery suspects who attempted to rob residents of a Fulani settlement at Tugan Ladan.

The suspects arrested are: Mohammed Saleh 20 years, Shuaibu Ahmad 20years, Isiaka Ahmadu 20 years and Mohammed Bello 22 years.

One cutlass was recovered from the suspects as exhibit.

They will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of investigation.

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