The FCT Police Command has arrested 40 suspects for car snatching, drug peddling, armed robbery and public nuisance, along Abaji, Gwarinpa, Asokoro, Jabi-Daki biyu and Mabushi axis.

The FCT Police Command has arrested 40 suspects for car snatching, drug peddling, armed robbery and public nuisance, along Abaji, Gwarinpa, Asokoro, Jabi-Daki Biyu and Mabushi axis.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam, in a statement to newsmen on Sunday, the suspects were arrested during coordinated raids and patrols between 18th-24th February, 2021.

The suspects names were given as “Tijani Zariwa 25 years, Shamsudeen Abdullahi 20 years, Muktari Mohammed 48 years, Yahaya Abdullahi 20 years, Abbas Mohammed 24 years, Suleiman Audu 19 years, Abubakar Baba 34 years, Hudu Garba 24 years, Sadiq Isa 20 years, Yusuf Ali 18 years, Abu Momoh Samuel, Simon Ndagi 34 years and one female Nwanse Precious 22 years amongst others.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one white Toyota Hilux, one ash colour Toyota Corolla, one locally fabricated rifle, 21 unexpended cartridges and one fabricated marking gun and several wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.”


Meanwhile, Olamide Atanda, 29 years, Osas Raphel, 32 years, arrested for snatching a vehicle after attacking and trampling their victim along Lugbe axis.

The vehicle was recovered by eagle-eyed Police Operatives on stop and search operations along Abaji axis.

Exhibits recovered from them include one silver colour Toyota Corolla.

Yusuf further stated that, all the suspects have been arraigned in court except the car snatching syndicate; they will be arraigned upon conclusion of investigation.

“We enjoin residents to remain calm, law-abiding and comply with all COVID-19 regulations, meanwhile the Command wishes to reiterate its unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.

“The Command employs residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers, 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) Line : 09022222352.”

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