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The Federal Capital Territory Police Command on Monday, paraded 12 suspected criminals, who were arrested for various crimes across the nation’s capital.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Beneath Igweh who addressed the press at the command, said nine of the suspects were members of ‘one chance’ syndicate, causing chaos in the territory.

He said: ” On 7TH April, 2024, at about 10:30 PM, police operatives from Maitama Division, while on routine Patrol along Nicon Junction, heard a loud cry and swiftly mobilised to the location, where a victim of an armed robbery (one chance) incident, pushed out of a vehicle was found and dispossessed of all her belongings.

“In response to this, the police operative gave the hoodlums a hot chase forcing them to abandon their vehicle and took to their heels. Information recovered from the vehicle led police operatives to the arrest of four suspects, namely; Hamza Ibrahim, Mubarak Abubakar, Abubakar Suleiman and Mohammed Lawal.”

Continuing, he said: On 15th April, 2024, at about 9:45 AM, following a report by one Magaji Umar at Lugbe Division that on 14th April, 2024, that he boarded a vehicle from Lugbe going to Area 1 when he was suddenly attacked by the two occupants in the moving vehicle and was forcefully made to path with the sum of Two million, two hundred and thirty thousand naira removed from his account.

” Subsequent investigation led police operatives to the arrest of six suspects; Peter Fateh, Esther Peter, James Ogbuh, Kabiru Buba, Kabir Abubakar.”

He disclosed that the sum of two million, two hundred and thirty thousand naira, a black coloured Toyota Corrola with Reg No. GWA 227 BG, a Golf 3 Salon car with Reg No. KWL 200 CF, a silver coloured Toyota Camry without Registration number, two Locally made cartridge rifles, one locally made pistols, one locally made rifle, ten live Cartridges and Six live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

He said the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and will be charged to court soon.

Speaking further, the CP said police operatives of Apo Legislative Quarters, trailed and arrested two notorious car theft suspects, Anthony Chibuzor and his friend Jonas Chikwe in Lagos state.

According to him, the suspects have been on the wanted list of the command and part of a notorious car theft syndicate terrorising FCT and its environs.

He said three vehicles which the suspects gave no satisfactory account were recovered.

He said the vehicles are; aToyota Camry with Reg No. Lagos 23, an Audi A4 with Reg No. KRD 349 JD anda Honda Accord Sports with Reg No. BDG 42 JC, some of which the Chassis number had been altered by the suspects.

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