May 5, 2021
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By Ejike Ejike, Abuja

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested five suspects for car snatching and armed robbery along Gwagwalada and Wuye axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Amongst the suspects are Mohammed Musa, 30 year-od, a member of a notorious four-man car snatching syndicate arrested by eagle-eyed police detectives from Gwagwalada division during a routine patrol on Friday April 30, 2021.

FCT Police PRO, ASP Yusuf Mariam, said the suspect confessed that the syndicate operates by disguising as stranded passengers to lure their unsuspecting motorists into trap.

Exhibits recovered included one blue colour Toyota Corolla with registration number YAB 15 BK, one locally fabricated pistol and six rounds of live ammunition.

Yusuf said effort was emplace to arrest the fleeing suspects.

Similarly, Police operatives from Wuye division arrested one Abdullahi Haruna, 25 year-old, Naziru Nasiru, 23 year-old, Sani Ibrahim, 20 year-old, and Umar Musa, all male and members of a four-man robbery gang terrorising Wuye axis.

The suspects stated that they were responsible for snatching phones and bags along the stadium area.

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Exhibits recovered from the suspects included one red colour Gulf, four mobile phones, two sharp knives and three reflective jackets.

The police said the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

Meanwhile, the command reiterated the ban on the use of unauthorised covered number plates within the FCT is still on and violators should desist as they will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

The command implored residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653,08028940883 and to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) Line : 09022222352

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