From Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said it has arrested six suspected car thieves who have been terrorising motorists along the Kubwa, Garki and Lokoja areas.
The suspects were arrested by the Command’s Anti-Car Theft Unit and found to be in possession of five stolen vehicles at the time of their arrest.
Police Public Relations Officer in charge of the FCT Command Yusuf Mariam said the C also arrested a four-member armed gang after they took their wounded colleague to a hospital for treatment.
Yusuf said in the statement: ‘The FCT Police Command has arrested six (6) suspects for car snatching/armed robbery along Kubwa,Garki and Lokoja axis.
‘Amongst the suspects are: one Beneth Idiwogu, 31years, Uche Victor, 37 years and Julius Kilotomo, 22 years, all male, were arrested during different coordinated intelligence operations by the Command’s Anti-Car Theft Unit. The suspects confessed to being members of the notorious syndicate terrorising the FCT.
Exhibits recovered are: two (2) silver coloured Toyota Corolla, two (2) silver coloured Toyota RAV4 and one (1) black coloured lexus.
‘Relatedly, Police Operatives from Kubwa Division arrested a four-man robbery gang along Kubwa Garden, the suspects are: one Abubakar Isa, ‘m’, 20 years, Abdullahi Abdul, 23 years and Mubarak Usman, ‘m’, 25 years all male were arrested after robbing their victims, however, one of the suspects sustained gunshot injuries in his bid to escape arrest and was taken to the hospital where the doctor confirmed him dead while receiving treatment. The suspects stated that they are responsible for terrorising Kubwa axis. Exhibit recovered: three (3) cutlasses, one (1) dagger, one (1) cutter, two (2) Laptops, nine (9) mobile phones, two(2) plasma TV and jewelries. Effort is in top gear to arrest the fleeing suspects.
‘The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
‘The Command implores 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) number: 09022222352.’