Juliet Ezeh, Abuja.
The FCT Police Command today paraded 24 suspects for allegedly armed robbery at various locations with the federal capital territory. The deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations Usman AK Umar while addressing newsmen at the police command headquarters Abuja said that suspects were arrested with the month of May 2018 for various criminal offence and activities ranging from armed robbery cases to cultism.
Parading these suspects, the DCP operations said the command will continue to be proactive in the fight against crime with FCT
He assured residents that the command will continue to intensify it effort in providing them with quality services delivery. He urged the public to continue to partner with the police for positive result.
Dcp Umar added that On 23rd May operatives from Gwarimpa Division acting on
tip off arrested one Chinedu Onyeama ‘m’ 36 years and Chibiuke Ojiribe ‘m’ 30
years members of a notorious one chance
robbery syndicate who operate around Kubwa express and Gwarimpa axis.
The suspects on the 23rd May, 2019 picked their female victim from Dutse Alhaji as a passenger en-route AYA, mid-way into the journey, the victim requested to alight from the cab following the suspicious activities of one of the suspects, Chibiuke Ojiribe, who brought out One US dollar ($1) note to pay for his supposed transport fare. After she successfully alighted, she shared her experience with a Good Samaritan who took her in his car and trailed the suspects to 3rd Avenue in Gwarimpa where some policemen on duty in the area were alerted. Upon receipt of the information, the police operatives immediately swung into action and arrested the suspects in their green color Mazda 323 with registration number KWL 188 NU. Other exhibits recovered from the suspects are: palm fronts, pairs of old clothes, gun powder, leather carpet and a cartoon. Investigation is on-going.
Furthermore, the operative of the command On 22 April,
2019 arrested one Samuel David ‘m’ 19 years old, Kefas Audu ‘M’ 19 years
old and Saad Saleh ‘M’ 20 years all of Jikwoyi phase1 for attacking one Victor
Eminike with dangerous weapons. The suspects also chopped-off their victim’s
hand. The suspects who are members of the Junior Vikings Confraternity (JVC)
confused in their statements that theattack which happened on 22nd April,
2019 at about 2000hrs was to retaliate for a member of their gang who was
attacked and inflicted with serious injury on his hand the same day. Effort is
being intensified to arrest other members of the gang who are currently at large.
Similarly, on 22 April, 2019 police operatives from Mabushi Division following a tip-off arrested one Anthony Chukwuma ‘M’ 23 years old and Richard Bassey ‘m’ 23 years all of Jahi 1, members of Junior Vikings Confraternity (JVC) who have been terrorising residents of Jahi and its environs. Anthony Chukwuma has been on the police wanted list for his involvement in cultism and other criminal