OPERATION VELVET: FCT Police Raids black spot, arrests 307 suspects

Following the coordinated raid operation by the tactical teams of the FCT Police Command, led by the Commissioner of Police CP Bennett Igweh on 11th February,2024 at Gidan-Dambe, Dei-dei – Zuba, Abuja, where 307 suspects were arrested, the suspects were screened and a hundred and seventy (170) of them were found wanting.

According to a statement signed by SP Josephine Adeh,FCT Police Command PRO,a hundred and sixty-five (165) of the one hundred and seventy (170) suspects found wanting, were promptly profiled by the police operatives and arraigned in the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Mobile Court in Area 3, Garki District, Abuja for simple/ misdemeanor offences, while the remaining five (5) of the 170 suspects namely; Al zuma Aliyu, Mohammed Yakubu, Ishiaku Yakubu, Abubakar Lawal and Abba Mohammed were charged for felonious offences such as; armed robbery and peddling of illicit/hard drugs.
The remaining hundred and thirty-seven suspects not found guilty of any offense were released to reunite with their loved ones and warned to shun places of hibernation for criminals.
Meanwhile,the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth C. Igweh has affirmed that the operation will be on regular to cleanse FCT of criminals and to also ensure the safety of all.

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