The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has arrested four suspected robbers in Abuja.
The suspects are Onyebuchi Ifeanyichukwu, 40, Anthony Sunday, 35, Usman Ali, 19 and Sani Bala, 19.
DSP Anjuguri Manzah, the command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in statement on Monday in Abuja.
He said that the suspects were arrested at their hideout in Tunga Maje on Nov. 10 following a discreet investigation by the Anti-One Chance Squad.
Manzah said that the suspects specialised in robbing their victims of valuables and using dangerous weapons to inflict injuries on them.
The spokesman said that the suspects robbed and inflicted serious injuries on a lady who boarded their car as a passenger en-route Nyanya from Arab road Kubwa on Nov. 9.
“Few minutes into the journey, the suspects diverted their victim to Zuba axis where she was robbed of her cash, phone, two ATM cards and other valuables before she was abandoned.
“She was rescued and taken to Police Hospital, Deidei Barracks where she was treated and discharged,” he said.
He said that items recovered from them are four knives, one nail, one wood containing a nail, one screw driver and some female under-wears.
Others are one infinix cell phone, jewelries, one bag containing women clothes (belonging to one of their victims) and a golden colour Honda Accord car with registration no: FST 662 BG.
Efforts have been intensified to recover other items robbed from their victims who are said to be with one of their cohorts, now at large.
He said that Ali, 19 and Bala, 19 who operated in tri-cycle, popularly called “keke napep”, used it to rob unsuspecting members of the public.
Manzah said that the suspects were arrested on Nov. 2 by the anti-one chance squad.
He said items recovered from them are two daggers, one Samsung cell phone and one tricycle used for their robbery operations.
“The suspects were arrested after one of their victims who were robbed by the gang at Gwarimpa axis complained to the police operatives who swung into action and arrested the above named suspects,” he said.
He said that the suspects would be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation.