Police In FCT Arrest Suspected Armed Robbers

The operatives of FCT Police Command, attached to Utako divisional Headquarters, on Wednesday, 7th February 2024 in a coordinated raid operation, arrested six suspected armed robbers in an uncompleted hospital building which is a marked black spot in Utako village.

In a statement on Friday, 9th February 2024 signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said that the suspects: one Basara Hassan, 41years, Daniel Charles, 27years, Adamu M Oshiaka, 32years, Chancy Asidi, 38 and Saliu Al Hassan, 24years, all from neighbouring states bordering FCT were arrested with a locally made pistol, two live cartridges and wraps of substances suspected to be marijuana was recovered from the suspects.

SP Adeh said further investigation about the recovered ammunition, led to the arrest of one Yusuf Iliyasu a.k.a Tablet, who is an ex-convict and the syndicate leader.

“While the investigation is ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, wishes to assure residents of his unwavering commitment to make Abuja a hell for criminals and to ensure the safety of all.

“He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.