FCT: Police Parade 12 Suspects For Various Crimes

By Mohammed Husaini, Abuja


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

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the FCT, Benneth Igweh, said this during a media briefing on Monday in Abuja.

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.

“On 1st May 2024, acting on credible intelligence, Police operatives of Apo Legislative Quarters, trailed and arrested two notorious car theft suspects.”

According to him, the suspects have been on the wanted list of the command and are 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 among the vehicles is a  Toyota Camry with Reg No. Lagos 23, and an Audi A4 with Reg No. KRD 349 JD and a Honda Accord Sports with Reg No. BDG 42 JC, some of which the Chassis number had been altered by the suspects.

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.”

Information recovered from the vehicle led police operatives to the arrest of four suspects, namely; Hamza Ibrahim, Mubarak Abubakar, Abubakar Suleiman and Mohammed Lawal.”

“The suspects, who confessed to committing the crime, will be charged to court soon,” CP Igweh revealed.

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, 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 the 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 a Registration number, two Locally-made cartridge rifles, one locally-made pistol, one locally-made rifle, ten live Cartridges and Six live ammunition were regained from the suspects.

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

“When you see something say something and something will be done,” CP Igweh reiterated.

He said all these can be effectively achieved only with the cooperation of residents of the Territory. 

CP Igweh reassured FCT residents that the Police Command, under his leadership, will do all within its power to prevent crime and criminality in all of its forms.


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