September 25, 2022

FCT Police Arrest 6 Suspects, Recover 76 Laptops In An Ongoing 5 Days Central Area Sweep

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…As CP charges residents to report cases of theft for crime trend analysis and counteractions.

A five-day Central Area sweep by the FCT Police Command has yielded the recovery of 76 laptops and the arrest of six individuals.

According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, ANIPR, Mipra, she said that the menace of theft of items in parked cars on occasions and public spaces around the Central Area of the Federal Capital Territory has finally been brought to a low ebb as operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to the Central Police Station in a painstaking investigation following public outcry arrested six suspects of 2 syndicates and recovered one Tablet, and seventy-five laptops of various brands and grades

The ongoing operation which has lasted 5 days is targeted at identifying distinctive styles of the perpetration of these dastardly acts, arrest of notorious thieves, and receivers of stolen properties, and the recovery of same. So far, the male trio of Akintunde Balogun a 48-year-old resident of Gwagwalada, Mohammed Usuf a 27-year-old resident of Kaduna road, and Shetima Abubakar, a 27 years old male resident of Yangoji areas of the FCT were arrested for theft. While Kabir Usman a 37-year-Old male resident of new Nyanya, Nassarawa, State, Linus Imo a 35 years Old resident of Airport road, and Praise Chinonso a 40 years old male resident of Bwari area of the FCT were arrested for receiving the Stolen properties.

According to the Command Spokesperson,  following the above, the suspects in a voluntary statement confessed their involvement in the criminal venture. They will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.

“In the light of the above, the Command wishes to urge the general public who have at a time or the other recorded a missing Laptop or Tablet in the Central Area and the Territory as a whole to approach the Central Police Station at the Federal Secretariat Central Area, Abuja with Tangible proof of ownership to be reunited with their recovered personal effects, DSP Adeh said.

The CP while urging members of the public to be conscious of their environment, especially in Public spaces reaffirmed the Command’s commitment to riding the Territory of unscrupulous elements. He also charged members of the public to always report stolen or lost items to enable the Police to keep track of criminal trends for appropriate counteractions

“As usual, members of the public are enjoined to be vigilance and make a prompt rendition of complaints through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 09022222352, the statement concluded.

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