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FCT Police arrest Ex-Convict, 2 others for Phone Snatching; CP Assures Residents of Service Delivery.

The FCT Police Command has arrested some notorious suspects who specialize in lurking at black spots to rob phones and other valuables from their victims.

The suspects were arrested during separate police operations at Arewa Junction and Wuse market.

Spokesman of the Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah stated that on Friday 20th July 2018 at about 11.30pm police operatives attached to Wuse Division on duty at Arewa junction pursued and arrested one Obadiah Danjuma 29 years and Peter James 25 years all of Mararaba, Nasarawa State.

They were nabbed at a canal while trying to escape with a Samsung note 8 Duos phone that was robbed from their victim.

The suspects were arrested at the canal after their attempt to escape with the phone was foiled by eagle-eyed police operatives.

The phone has been recovered from one of the arrested suspects identified as Obadiah Danjuma.

“It is important to also state that the second suspect Peter James is an ex-convict who has just concluded his jail term at Keffi prison on Wednesday 18th July 2018 in connection with similar offence.  

“Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to court upon conclusion.

“The Command wishes to announce to the public that the owner of the recovered phone can contact the Police Public Relations Officer FCT with prove of ownership to claim it.

In a similar vein, the FCT Police said that on Monday 23rd July 2018 at about 12noon, its operatives attached to Wuse Division arrested one Musa Mohammed 20 years of Mabushi for stealing a phone at Wuse market.

“Following his arrest, a victim came up to identify the suspect as one of the three persons who used dangerous weapon to inflict injury on him before robbing him of his phone and the cash sum of four thousand Naira (N4,000).

Effort has been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.   

The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Bala Ciroma while speaking on the arrests assured members of the public that proactive crime fighting measures have been deployed by the Command to protect lives and property across all parts of the Federal Capital Territory.

In case of distress, the CP enjoined members of the public to contact the Command Control Room on the following emergency help lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.




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