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FCT Police arrest 10 suspected ‘one chance’ robbers, recover N2m cash

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command says its operatives have arrested at least 10 suspected one chance robbers in two separate operations.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.

He said on April 7, Police operatives from the Maitama Division, while on routine patrol along Nicon Junction, heard a loud cry suspected to be that of a victim and swiftly mobilised to the location.

According to the CP, the assailants had pushed the victim out of a moving vehicle after stripping her of all her belongings.

“In response to this, the police operative gave the hoodlums a hot chase forcing them to abandon their vehicle and took to their heels,” he stated.

He said the hoodlums including one Hamza Ibrahim, Mubarak Abubakar, Abubakar Suleiman and Mohammed Lawal, were subsequently arrested.

Similarly, operatives of the Command attached to the Lugbe Division on April 15 arrested six suspected ‘one chance’ robbers, namely Peter Fateh, Esther Peter, James Ogbuh, Kabiru Buba and Kabir Abubakar.

The CP said the arrest followed “a report by one Magaji Umar at Lugbe Division that on 14th April, 2024, he boarded a vehicle from Lugbe going to Area 1 when he was suddenly attacked by the two occupants in the moving vehicle and was forcefully made to part with the sum of two million, two hundred and thirty thousand naira removed from his account”.

The CP stated N2.2 million cash, vehicles and guns were recovered from the suspects.

FCT Police arrest 10 suspected ‘one chance’ robbers, recover N2m cash

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