Abuja Police arrest 3 armed robbery suspects,recovers car


By Gowon Emakpe

Police of the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Command Abuja, have to arrested three suspected armed robbers, recovers a Mercedes Benz car and other valuables stolen from the victims.

Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Ade, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said following a prompt distress call of criminal invasion and armed robbery, received by the FCT Police Command in the early hours of Saturday, September 24, 2022, Police operatives arrested three members of the criminal gang who perpetrated the crime.

According to her preliminary investigations indicate that hoodlums numbering about ten 10 invaded residences along the Old Gwarinpa road and robbed victims of their valuables including a Mercedes benz car, gadgets and other valuables.

“On receipt of the distress call at about 0400hrs (4am) same date, Police operatives from both Gwarinpa and Life camp Divisions were drafted to the area. The hoodlums however fled the scene on the arrival of the Police teams.”

Adding that the operatives also recovered a Mercedes Benz GLK 350 car ash colour with REG. NO. GWA 740 FM, Laptop Computers, Mobile Phones, and other valuables stolen from the victims.

Furthermore, she said Police teams with the coordination of the Command Control Room trailed the fleeing suspects. The suveilance team from Maitama Division were equally mobilised and the vehicle was intercepted at Amingo Wuse 2 area of the FCT.

“Three 3 suspects namely Shetima Abubakar ‘m’ 22yrs, Yakubu Iliya ‘m’ 22yrs and Haruna Amadu ‘m’ 54yrs, were arrested while the stolen Mercedes Benz GLK 350 and other valuables were recovered.”

The suspects, she further said are being interrogated and efforts intensified to arrest other members of the syndicate still at large.

All the suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigations.

Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday, psc while commending residents for the prompt information on the robbery, assured that crimes not detected would be promptly confronted.

Meanwhile, members of the public are enjoined to be vigilant and make prompt
rendition of complaints through the following emergency lines:
08032003913, 08061581938,
07057337653, and 08028940883,
while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352.