August 13, 2022

FCT Police Foil Kapuwa Armed Robbery Attempt

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CP reassures residents of a revamped security architecture in commitment to fighting crime and criminality.

…Stolen Items Recovered in Full,

…Criminals Retreat With Gun Wounds

The operative of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command attached to the Lugbe Divisional Police Headquarters in the early hours of Friday, 8th July 2022, has responded promptly to a distress call foiling an Armed robbery attempt and recovered stolen items after the criminal received various degrees of gun wounds at kapuwa, Lugbe area of the FCT.

According to a press release signed by FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh ANIPR, she said that after Lugbe Divisional Police Headquarters received a distress call at about 2 am on Friday that a 15-man Armed Robbery gang was operating at a compound in kapuwa. Tactical and intelligence assets on duty drifted swiftly to the scene giving a hot chase to the criminals who had at that moment successfully gained access and removed personal effects from the said house and were on the run.

“Upon sighting the gallant and aggressive advancement of the Police Team, the criminals engaged them in a gun duel but couldn’t match up with the superior firepower of the Team.

“They retreated with various degrees of injuries while the Police recovered every single effect initially removed, DSP Adeh said.

While an aggressive manhunt continues simultaneously with the investigation, the procedure to release stolen items to the owners has commenced as normalcy has since been restored to the situation.

The stolen and recovered items are; A Honda Accord with REG NO. BWR778BK, Peugeot 307 with REG NO. MKA496BC, Five Five flat-screen Television, Eight pairs of shoes, different types and sizes of clothes including a uniform, one Mini Laptop, four ATM Cards, one iPad, one Play station with two gaming pads and one Apple wristwatch.

The Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji Sunday while reassuring residents of a revamped security architecture and an unflinching commitment to bringing crime and criminality to the barest minimum in the FCT enjoined the good people of the Territory not to relent in partnering with the Police, especially in information rendition which is fuel to our onward crusade against crime and criminality.

The Command, therefore, urged the good people of the FCT to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 09022222352.

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