The menace of theft of items in parked cars on occasions and public spaces around the Central Area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has finally been brought to a low ebb as Operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to the Central Police Station (CPS) in a painstaking investigation following public outcry arrested six(6 ) suspects of 2 syndicates and recovered one (1 ) Tablet, and seventy-five(75) laptops of various brands and grades
The ongoing operation which has lasted 5 days is targeted at identifying distinctive styles of the perpetration of these dastardly acts, arrest of notorious thieves, and receivers of stolen properties, and the recovery of same. So far, the male trio of Akintunde Balogun a 48-year-old resident of Gwagwalada, Mohammed Usuf a 27-year-old resident of Kaduna road, and Shetima Abubakar, a 27 years old male resident of Yangoji areas of the FCT were arrested for theft. While Kabir Usman a 37-year-Old male resident of new yanyan, Nassarawa State, Linus Imo a 35 years Old resident of Airport road, and Praise Chinonso a 40 years old male resident of Bwari area of the FCT were arrested for receiving the Stolen properties.
The suspects in a voluntary statement confessed their involvement in the criminal venture. They will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.
Meanwhile, FCT Police Command has urged the general public who have at a time or the other recorded a missing Laptop or Tablet in the Central Area and the Territory as a whole to approach the Central Police Station at the Federal Secretariat Central Area, Abuja with Tangible proof of ownership to be reunited with their recovered personal effects.
The CP while urging members of the public to be conscious of their environment, especially in Public spaces reaffirmed the Command’s commitment to riding the Territory of unscrupulous elements. He also charged members of the public to always report stolen or lost items to enable the Police to keep tracks of criminal trends for appropriate counteractions
“As usual, members of the public are enjoined to be vigilance and make prompt rendition of complaint through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352″the Command stated.