Police Operatives Foil Armed Robbery Operation In FCT

arrests suspect, recovers exhibits

The Federal Capital Territory Police Operatives attached to Apo Divisional Headquarters on Wednesday, 12th April 2023, foiled an armed robbery operation and arrested a suspect following a distress call received from Zone E Extension Apo Resettlement.

According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, she said that Police operatives from Apo Division swiftly mobilized to the scene, and the hoodlums, on sighting the police team, abandoned an ash-coloured BMW vehicle with Reg. No. ABJ 440 KX contained three plasma televisions and two laptops, which they had stolen from one of the houses, and fled in different directions.

She said that a red Volkswagen Golf with Reg. No. LUY 899 KV was similarly sighted around the vicinity with its engine running. The vehicle zoomed off upon the arrival of police operatives.

“The gallant operatives gave the fleeing vehicle a hot chase and intercepted it at the Games Village Roundabout. The driver was later identified as one Dahiru Muazu ‘M’ and Halifa Hamisu. The suspects and exhibits recovered are in police custody while investigation is in progress to arrest other fleeing suspects.

“While the suspects will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigations, the public is enjoined to remain law-abiding, be vigilant and keep up prompt rendition of distress calls/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.