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FCT Police Arrest One, Recover Suspected Stolen Vehicle, And Commercial Amount Of Packaged Dry Leaves Suspected To Be Cannabis Sativa

Barely a week after the arrest of two suspects and the confiscation of 100 bags of dried leafy substances now confirmed to be cannabis Sativa by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, tactical assets attached to the Karshi Divisional Police headquarters on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, foiled yet another chain of supply of a commercial amount of clinically packaged dried leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa, recovered a suspected stolen vehicle, and arrested a suspected drug/prohibited substance peddler.

Remember the announcement of a police-improved security architecture for the Territory, which includes intelligence gathering, round-the-clock stop and search, and various measures for efficiency and optimal security delivery.

According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, ANIPR, Mipra on Friday, August 19, 2022, she stated that at approximately 2:00hrs on the said date, the attention of the Command’s Tactical Asset on a routine stop and search at Gida Mangoro was drawn to the abandonment of a Toyota Camry with Reg. No. GBK 76 HG, a few meters from their duty point. Upon receipt of this information, surveillance of the area commenced in a concerted effort with the local vigilantes.

CP Babaji Sunday

The suspect, ignorant of the deployed measure, soon snuck back into the car and zoomed off. The already alerted operatives gave a hot chase, leading to the abandonment of the vehicle, which was recovered alongside the suspected prohibited substance, while the suspect managed to flee.

The relentless pursuit of the fleeing suspect yielded results as one Fabian Udoka Okwuegbunna, a 22-year-old male, was arrested yesterday, August 18, 2022, at about 5:30 pm. The suspect, in a voluntary statement, admitted to committing the crime, stating that he had been in the criminal enterprise for over 3 years. The suspect and prohibited substance will be handed over to the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action while the investigation continues for more ground-breaking facts.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday noted that the above success is a plus to the Command’s onward fight against the peddling of drugs and prohibited substances identified as a major catalyst to various crimes and criminality In the Territory while registering the command’s commitment to ridding the territory of criminal elements in all ranks, he emphasized that effort will continue to be expended in terms of intelligence gathering and prompt actions to make sure the chain of the peddling of drugs and other prohibited substances is broken. He also calls on all those at the apex of societal influence not to relent in using their platforms to speak against the same. 

The neatly concealed and packaged parcels

Finally, members of the public are urged to be vigilant and file complaints as soon as possible by dialing the following emergency numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, and the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk can be reached at 09022222352.

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