CIVIL UNREST: FCT Police restores normalcy in Wuse Market, Environs. ….. Arrests Correctional officer who shot fleeing suspect

Following the report of a civil unrest at Wuse Market today being 12th March,2024 at about 3:30 PM, the Commissioner of Police FCT Command, CP Benneth Igweh personally led a team of Police operatives to the scene, assessed and swiftly restored order.


Preliminary investigation revealed that one Ibrahim Yahaya ‘27 years’ of Gishiri Village Mabuchi was apprehended by operatives of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Task Force and was taken before a mobile court which sits every Tuesday in Wuse Market, and he was convicted. Suspect alongside others were being conveyed to the prison, when he reportedly jumped from the vehicle and took to his heels in an attempt to escape. Two armed corrections personnel who were in the vehicle went after him and in the process, shot him. The said Ibrahim Yahaya was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors on ground confirmed him dead.


The development led some irate mobs who witnessed the situation to set ablaze eight (8) vehicles and ten (10) shops in the environ. The whole fire situation erupted uproar from residents but was brought under control by combined effort of Federal fire service and other security agencies present.


While normalcy has since been restored, and investigation still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh enjoined residents to peacefully go about their lawful businesses without fear.


He also urged residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.


Meanwhile , the Police Public Relations Officer, FCT command ,SP Josephine Adeh,has confirmed the arrest of the Correctional officer by name CA2 Usman Ishaya Magaji ‘M’ who shot the victim, Ibrahim Yahaya .


Suspect presently in police custody as Investigation is ongoing .


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