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Police arrest 2 over car theft in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, said it has arrested two suspects in connection with car theft in Abuja.

FCT police commissioner, Benneth Igweh, who disclosed this during a media briefing on Monday in Abuja, said that the suspects were trailed and arrested on May 1 by police operatives from Apo Legislative Quarters Division following credible intelligence.

Igweh said the suspects who have been on the wanted list of the command were part of notorious car theft syndicates terrorizing FCT and its environs.

“A Toyota Camry with special registration no. Lagos 23, Audi A4 with registration no. KRD 349 JD and Honda Accord Sports with registration no. BDG 42 JC were recovered from the suspects.

“The chassis of some of the recovered vehicles had been altered by the suspects,” he said.

According to him, police operatives from Maitama Division on April 7, while on routine patrol, arrested four suspects over “one chance” robbery.

He said the operatives on patrol along the Nicon Junction area of Abuja heard a loud cry and swiftly mobilized to the location where a victim of “one chance”, pushed out of a vehicle, was found.

Igweh said the victim was dispossessed of all her belongings and in response; the operative gave the hoodlums a hot chase forcing them to abandon their vehicle and took to their heels.

He said the information recovered from the vehicle led police operatives to the arrest of four suspects, adding that the suspects had freely confessed to the commission of the crime.

The CP said operatives from Lugbe Division, on April 15 arrested six suspects in connection with “one chance” robbery in Lugbe area of Abuja.

He said the suspects were arrested following a report by one Magaji Umar at Lugbe Division that on April 14, he boarded a vehicle from Lugbe going to Area 1.

Igweh said the complainant had told police operatives that he was suddenly attacked by the two occupants of the moving vehicle.

He said the victim was forcefully made to part with the sum of N2.2 million, removed from his account.

Igweh said subsequent investigation led police operatives to the arrest of six suspects and recovered the N2.2 million removed from the victim’s account.

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