FCT Police arrests ‘couple’ for Cyber crime, phone snatching, recover 76 Sim cards …… parades 12 others for Kidnapping, Robbery, Fraud,Theft,Cultism

The Nigerian Police Force FCT Command operatives attached to Durumi Police Division on 1st September 2023 at about 1500hrs,acting on actionable intelligence trailed and arrested one Nuhu Zaria ‘m’ who specialised in snatching GSM Phones from innocent commuters. After snatching phones, he will remove the SIM cards and sell the phone then handover the SIM cards to his girlfriend, one Bunmi Samuel,an indigene of Ogun state.


The girlfriend on her part make withdrawals of all monies from the accounts that are linked to the SIM cards.


The Police operatives have so far recovered Seventy-six (76) SIM cards, two (2) Opay ATM cards and a golden wrist watch from the suspects. The Suspects are to be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigation.

Police operatives attached to Lugbe division acting on actionable intelligence 26th June,2023 at about 2350hrs, arrested one Kennedy Esezobor ‘m’ 26yrs old, of Tudun wada village, Lugbe Abuja, a notorious criminal and cultist with one fabricated single barrel gun. The suspect confessed to being part of the criminal elements terrorising Lugbe and environs. However in the course investigation two (2) locally fabricated AK-47 rifle were recovered. Suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.


On 8th August,2023 at about 1730hrs, the police operatives attached to Byazhin Division, working in close collaboration with the vigilante arrested Five (5) suspects namely Bernard Francis ‘m’, Felix Benjami ‘m’, Peter Benjamin, Helen Sylvester ‘f’ 40 yrs and Hamza Haruna ‘m’ 20 yrs for alleged involvement in kidnapping of a minor in the area. In the course of investigation, the suspects confessed their involvement in the kidnapping of a 5 year old Umar Iliya ‘m’ on 07/08/2023 at about 2300hrs from Guita village, Kuchiko, Kubwa.


The suspects led the police operatives to the residence of one Helen Sylvester ‘f’ a widow and a co-conspirator at Giko, a Village located at about 13km away from Guita village where the victim was kept for (3) three days. The young victim was subsequently rescued and has since been reunited with the parents. The suspects will soon be arraigned in court.


In a similar vein, the operatives of Anti-kidnapping unit of the Command acting on actionable intelligence, stormed Kabin Mongoro Forest and arrested one Mohammed Hamza ‘m’ of Gaube Village kuje Area Council while on his way to bandits camp bordering Nasarawa State.


The suspect confessed to be an informant, a drug and food supplier to one Dogo surname unknown, who is a notorious Kidnapping Kingpin on the Command wanted list. He will soon be arraigned in Court according to the police.


Also ,in the month August,2023 at about 1900hrs, a patriotic Nigerian alerted the DPO Maitama, Abuja that manhole covers were being removed on the street along Federal Housing, Maitama. The DPO responded swiftly but met the suspect later identified as Mustapha Kyari ‘m’ 38years from Maiduguri, Borno State lying on the ground having been mobbed by irate youths. He was subsequently arrested and three (3) manhole covers recovered from him. He however confessed to the crime, his accomplice by name Abba surname unknown escaped in the course of being mobbed. Effort is being made to arrest the fleeing suspect.


The State Police Command in a swift operation had between 30th – 31stof August, 2023 impounded six (6) vehicles bearing both foreign and local plate numbers or with foreign number plates at the back and Nigeria number plate in front of the vehicle. The modus operandi of these drivers is that they used the vehicle to convey unsuspecting passengers and midway to their destination, they disposed them of their handsets and other valuables. The moment they carried out this criminal act and to avoid been traced or link to the crime, they quickly remove the Nigeria Plate number. The suspects will be charge to Court at the conclusion of investigation.


Also on 2nd September,2023 at about 2240hrs, the Police operatives from Gwagwalada Division while on a routine stop and search duty at Secretariat junction, Gwagwalada, intercepted a motorcycle with a passenger later identified as one Japheth Nuhu ‘m’ of behind Brown Berry estate phase 3 Gwagwalada. The said Japheth jumped down and took to his heels on sighting the Police but was given a hot chase. He was subsequently arrested and a berretta pistol with four rounds of 9mm live ammunition was recovered from him. It is being suspected that the Suspect and his accomplice at large are behind the robbery activities in Gwagwalada and its environs.


The command also paraded Armed Robbery Suspect and recovered Vehicles.The operatives acting on actionable intelligence, the operatives of Anti-violence crime section of the SCID arrested one Musa Matins ‘m’ suspected to be an armed robber at Durumi Area. In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to have being involved in snatching and stealing of cars in and around the FCT.


The suspect led the Police to the recovery of two Toyota Camry vehicles with registration number MAG-149 AR (Borno state) and RBC-445 AS (Abuja). Effort was currently ongoing to trace the rightful owners of the recovered vehicles.

Also, a Toyota Camry 2018 model with reg no: KRD411HT (Lagos state) stolen from Port Harcourt on 3/09/2023 was recovered yesterday here in Abuja 6th September,2023.


In a similar development, police o on 23rd September,2023 at about 0200hrs, the operatives of anti-violence crime while on patrol arrested the duo of Gabriel Oliver ‘m’ and Emmanuel Ishaku ‘m’. In the course of investigation they confessed that they carried out attacks in a Redeemed Christian Church of God Bethel Centre, Galadimawa, Abuja and carted away several high definition electronic gadgets properties of the Church. The suspect led the Police operatives to Bauchi and Plateau states respectively were the items were recovered. Effort is being made to arrest the co-accomplice who are on the run.


Meanwhile,the FCT Police Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna G. Garba while parading the suspects before Journalists in Abuja,reiterated the command commitments to working with FCT residents and general public in ensuring security of life and properties.


CP Garba charged the Journalists”You are all major stake holders, and as such we all have a mission to fulfil which is to conquer crime and criminality in all its forms. I want to reiterate my commitment and willingness to always work with you to defeat crime in the Federal Capital Territory”



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