FCT Police parades dismissed Soldier,other suspects for Armed robbery, kidnapping ….. Nabs 3 over fake kidnap

The FCT Police Command this morning while briefing Journalists on the command’s most recent achievements paraded some Suspected criminal for armed robbery, kidnapping and fake kidnap.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Bennett Igweh at media briefing which was held at FCT Police Command, Abuja on Wednesday said on 17th March,2023 at about 02:30 PM, following a distress call received by Mabushi Division from the victims; one Blessing Mafulul Damia and Haliru Zakari, that some men in an unregistered Toyota Hilux trailed them while on their way home from H- Medix, Gwarimpa to Gishiri village robbed them of their valuables and attempted to kidnap them. Upon receipt of the information, police operatives of the division swung into action, trailed the vehicle and arrested two suspects namely;
Gabriel David Elihu ‘m’ of Apo mechanic village and (a dismissed soldier from Gombe state)
Alex Iorjaa ‘m’ of Gboko L.G.A of Benue state
A black coloured Toyota Hilux with Reg No. NBB 03 AH (Nasarawa), a jack knife, and some military accoutrements were recovered from them.
Also on 14th March,2023 at about 5:30 PM, One Akuh Chinemezeh reported at APO Divisional Headquarters that his younger brother one Pascal Akuh 28 years, called him saying he was arrested by Police and taken to SCID custody. On the strength of this, the police and suspect’s family went to SCID, IRT and FCID detention facilities, only to discover that he is not in any of the aforementioned facilities. With the help of a tracker using coordinates, the suspect’s vehicle was traced to an area in Wumba, Apo. Acting on this intelligence, the police operatives from Apo Division swiftly mobilised to the scene, searched the entire axis and subsequently traced the suspect to a hotel in Lokogoma later in the night and arrested the suspect. During interrogation, suspect confessed that he only faked his own kidnap to prank the lady he intended to marry to know if she really loves him. Suspect to be arraigned in court soon.
In a similar development, on 11th March 2024 at about 19:40hrs, one Chiedozie Ubah ‘m’ of Saburi II Dei-dei, Abuja, reported at Gwagwa division that his pregnant wife Rosemary Ubah left home to the hospital on same date for a scan but did not return home. He later received a call through his wife’s phone number telling him that his wife had been kidnapped and demanded for two (2) million naira ransom before her release.
He transferred the sum of two (2) million naira into his wife’s account as instructed by the kidnapper. He later brought his wife to the station after her release. During interrogation, the wife freely confessed to have conspired with one man named Walter Ezeala ‘m’ living in the same street with them at Saburi to extort money from her husband. The said Walter was arrested and he confessed that his own share was eight hundred thousand (N800,000) naira and the lady took one million two hundred thousand naira (N1,200,000). The sum of Seven hundred and ninety three thousand five hundred naira (N793,500) cash, two (2) FCMB ATM cards and two android phone was recovered from them. All Suspects will be charged to court according to the police.
Meanwhile, CP Bennett Igweh has reassured FCT residents that the 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. This he can be effectively achieved only with the utmost cooperation of the residents of FCT.

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