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Operatives of the FCT Police Command have arrested one Salihu Musa, who confessed to being a supplier of food items and drugs to kidnappers along Kwali axis.
The suspect was arrested while trying to supply the said items to kidnappers.
FCT Police Commissioner, CP. Sunday Babaji who made this known while parading 26 criminal suspects on Friday, 10th September, 2021 during a press briefing on the achievements of the command in fighting crime as he stated that the suspect will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
Among the suspects were Adamu Jibrin 37 years, Mohammed Dahiru Husseini 38 years and Abubakar Ya’u 35 years old.
CP Babaji said they were nabbed by Police operatives from Karshi Division. Investigation revealed that they threatened to kidnap a brother to Adamu Jibrin and collected ransome of seven hundred and fifty thousand naira (N750,000) in order for him not to be kidnapped.
“It is worthy of note that one of the high points of the Command’s recent achievements was the cracking of a notorious kidnapping syndicate where positive arrests were made and arms and ammunitions were recovered. I want to use this medium to appeal to residents to be more security conscious and provide timely information in case of emergency as our phone lines are in circulation, CP. Sunday Babaji
The CP further sound a note of warning to criminal elements within the FCT to desist from their criminal activities or face the full wrath of the law as he reiterated the ban on tinted vehicles and covered number plates within the FCT as all violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
The FCT Police Command smashed a notorious kidnapping syndicate through the operatives from Dawaki Police Division acting on a tip-off where one Danjuma Mohammed 38 years was arrested with two AK 47 rifles and sixty rounds of live ammunitions while transporting exhibits.
Consequent upon his arrest, Police investigation led to the arrest of Yahaya Musa 47 years and Shagari Ahmadu 42 years who are members of the same syndicate which specializes in kidnapping their victims for ransom around Bwari/ Kwali axis of the FCT.
Also, during a clearance operation launched at their camp in Bwari axis, Police operatives from Bwari Division recovered two AK 47 rifles and ninety rounds of live ammunition abandoned by the suspects who escaped the camp on sighting the operatives.
Similarly, in another clearance operation carried out in a camp suspected to be that of kidnappers, by the Command’s Anti-violence Crime section along Kwaita-Kwali axis of the FCT, one thousand six hundred live ammunitions and fifteen empty magazines were recovered.
On 27th August, 2021, the Command’s anti-car theft section arrested one David Friday 25 years and his accomplice Moses Benjamin 34 years for stealing a Toyota corolla car at Goza market, Airport road. Preliminary investigation revealed that the car belongs to his employer and the suspect fabricated a spare key of the car which he handed over to his accomplice to steal the said car from where it was parked. The car has been recovered.
On 5th September, 2021 eagle-eyed operatives from Mabushi Division while on stop and search arrested one Confidence David 24 years and Charles Courage 20 years suspected to be cultists. A locally made pistol was found in their possession. Meanwhile one of the suspects, Confidence David confessed to being a member of Vikens confraternity.
On 3rd September, 2021 acting on credible intelligence, Police operatives from the Command’s anti-violence crime section arrested one Dada Hassan 55 years along Giri axis of the FCT. The suspect was arrested in possession of bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
On 8th September, 2021 eagle-eyed detectives from the Command’s Anti-violence crime section arrested one Bola Wasiu Adebola 45 years for obtaining money under false pretense. The suspect Bola Wasiu who possess as a beggar stated that he fraudulently obtains money from his victims under the guise of fortune telling. He defrauded his victim the sum of eight hundred thousand naira (N800,000) and was arrested around Area one axis of the FCT.
In a bid to get rid of criminality and criminal elements within the FCT, the Command has arrested eleven people suspected to be vandals, phone/ bag snatchers, thieves and receivers of stolen properties within the city Centre. The operation was carried out by detectives of the Central Police Station on 3rd, 5th and 6th September, 2021 who acted on credible information and the following people were arrested:
Abba Usman 19 years old arrested for stealing 8 units of prefab iron and selling them to Habibu Umar 17 years.
Suleiman Abdullahi 23years who specializes in snatching people’s phones and breaking into shops was arrested for breaking into a shop and stealing 15 crates of Maltina drinks and one mobile phone. He sold 10 crates to Mohammed Sani 32 years at the cost of 2,500 per crate and 5 crates to Bashir Abdullahi 30 years at the cost of 2,000 each.
Abdulazez Yusuf 25 years, Bilyaminu Abdullahi 26 years and Samson Joshua 24 years confessed to being members of a phone/ bag snatching syndicate who operate along Wuse and Central area of the FCT. According to them they sell their stolen products to Rabiu Ali 22 years, Aliyu Aliyu 26 and Umar Haruna all male.
Exhibits recovered include: 4 AK 47 Rifles, 1 Locally Fabricated Pistol, 15 Rifle Magazine, 1,750 Ammunitions, 1 Car, 20 Bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, 8 Prefab metals, 5 Knives/Machete And Sticks and other items
While guaranteeing residents of the command’s resolved commitment toward the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory through proactive intelligence-based crime fighting strategies to nip crime in the bud within the FCT, Babaji said, “Without mincing words, I want to state categorically that no criminal elements will be tolerated within the FCT; hence, anyone with criminal intentions should either repent or be prepared to face the full wrath of the law.