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Police arrest 6 suspected armed robbers in Abuja


Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have arrested six suspected armed robbers in Abuja. 
A statement signed by Josephine Adeh –
Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, on Friday, said the suspects were arrested from Utako village in Abuja Municipal Area Council.

The statement reads : The operatives of FCT Police Command, attached to Utako divisional Headquarters, on 07/02/2024 at about 2300hrs, in a coordinated raid operation, arrested six (6) suspected armed robbers in an uncompleted hospital building which is a marked black spot in Utako village.

The suspects; one Basara Hassan ‘m’ 41, Daniel Charles ‘m’ 27, Adamu M Oshiaka ‘m’ 32, Chancy Asidi ‘m’ 38 and Saliu Al Hassan ‘m’ 24, all from neighbouring states bordering FCT were arrested. A locally made pistol, two (2) live cartridges and wraps of substances suspected to be marijuana was recovered from the suspects.

Further investigation about the recovered ammunition, led to the arrest of one Yusuf Iliyasu a.k.a Tablet, who is an ex-convict and the syndicate leader.

While investigation is ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, wishes to assure residents of his unwavering commitment to make Abuja a hell for criminals and to ensure safety of all.

He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.”

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