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Six arrested for “one chance” robberies in Abuja

No fewer than six “one chance” operators have been arrested by operatives from the Federal Capital Territory Command.

The suspects are Abubakar Adams, Ismail Salisu, Yusuf Bello, Nasiru Saidi, Sani Usman and Ibrahim Kasa.

According to a press release on Saturday by the FCT command spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, the suspects rob passengers who board their automobiles, bikes and tricycles and push them out afterwards.

The assertion partly learn, “The operatives of the police command attached to Utako divisional headquarters, on June 16, 2024, acting on credible intelligence, trailed and arrested six armed robbery suspects: Abubakar Adams, Ismail Salisu, Yusuf Bello, Nasiru Saidi, Sani Usman and Ibrahim Kasa who specialise in attacking unsuspecting residents who board their vehicle or tricycle, robbing them of their valuables and pushing them off the moving vehicle or tricycle.”

Adeh stated their arrest was a results of complaints from victims.

She famous that cutlasses and knives amongst others have been recovered from the suspects.

“The suspects have been apprehended on the heels of complaints obtained from a number of victims of those atrocious acts, a few of whom reported dropping their cell phones, cash, devices, and different belongings to those legal people who’ve since confessed to the crime.

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“Light weapons such as cutlasses, knives, and a phone believed to have been stolen from a victim were recovered from them.”

Adeh acknowledged that whereas the investigation was nonetheless ongoing, the commissioner of police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh reaffirmed the command’s dedication to making sure the protection and safety of one and all.

“He also urged the populace to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines in reporting suspicious activities through,” the assertion stated.

In an identical prevalence in May 2024, operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command busted a automobile theft syndicate that specialises in stealing automobiles from Abuja and promoting them in Lagos State.

Parading the suspects, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh, disclosed that luck ran out of the gang when a buddy to one in every of their victims whose automobile was stolen in Abuja travelled to Lagos for an engagement solely to see the stolen automobile of his buddy at a automobile stand, put up on the market.

Igweh stated he subsequently alerted the sufferer to come back to Lagos and verify the automobile. On attending to Lagos, he confirmed the automobile to be his stolen Toyota Camry and knowledgeable the FCT Police.

The CP stated police detectives deployed to the scene, found that the unique Chasis of the stolen automobile had been modified, the automobile was recovered and criminals arrested.

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