CP Igweh restates commitment to safety of FCT residents,as Police arrest 5 suspects for Fraud,Car Snatching …… recover stolen vehicles,fake bundles of $100

The Commissioner Of Police, FCT Command Abuja, CP Benneth C. Igweh has reassured FCT residents that FCT Police Command, under his leadership, will do all within its power to prevent crime and criminality in all of its forms and ensure the safety of all in nation’s capital. CP Igweh added that this resolution can be effectively achieved only with the utmost cooperation of the residents of FCT.
Suspects paraded by the FCT Police Command,at the media briefing in Abuja
The Commissioner of Police disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday 29th February while briefing Journalists on command’s most recent achievements in the fight against criminality in FCT.
In his words”As you may recall that in the previous year, there were series of reported cases of car theft and vehicles removed from where parked or snatched at gun point, particularly hilux vehicles by some unscrupulous elements in FCT. I am glad to inform you today that the command recorded some breakthroughs regarding this, which I shall be reading out”.
He said operatives of the FCT Police Command on February 16th 2024 at about 3:00 PM, acted on credible intelligence, arrested three (3) notorious and wanted car snatchers namely;
Dacid Junior Godwin ‘m’ of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State and (gang Leader)
Paul Taju ‘m’ of Gwagwalada, Abuja and
Ali Shitu ‘m’ of Port-Harcourt, River State.
The Suspects according to the police are members of a four (4) man gang who specialised in inter-state car theft and snatching. They were responsible for series of car snatching and the disappearance of several hilux vehicles reportedly stolen in FCT and its environ.
The suspects came into FCT, perpetrated their heinous acts and take the stolen vehicles to Port-Harcourt to sell.
A master key and a total of Nine (9) vehicles were recovered from them namely;
A red Toyota Rav 4 car (without Reg. No)
A brown Toyota Corolla car with Reg No. GWA 630 AG
A Toyota Camry with Reg No. ABJ 307 LK
A Lexus SUV jeep with Reg No. KRD 949 FM and
Five (5) white hilux vehicles (all without Reg No.)
The suspects confessed to the crime and are currently assisting the police to arrest other gang members at large.
Similarly,on February 23rd ,2024 at about 2:15 PM, acting on credible intelligence, police operatives of the Command from Anti-fraud unit arrested two suspects namely; Abdullahi Yahaya 35 ‘m’ of Nasarawa State and Gold Ebere 53 ‘m’ of Jabi, Abuja, at Tin Can Resort Garden in Jabi, Abuja in possession of thirty-six (36) bundles of fake hundred (100) US dollar($) notes. They confessed to be members of an eight (8) man gang who specialised in inter-state sale of fake dollar notes and have sold several of the fake notes to unsuspecting residents of FCT before they ran out of luck and were apprehended.
The suspects are currently assisting the Police to apprehend other gang members on the run.

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