Police Arrest Six Suspected Car Snatchers, Armed Robbers In Abuja


The Police in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) has arrested six suspects for car snatching, armed robbery along Kubwa, Garki, and Lokoja axis.

A statement signed by FCT PRO, ASP Yusuf Mariam said amongst the suspects are one Beneth Idiwogu 31years, Uche Victor 37years, and Julius Kilotomo 22years all male were arrested during different coordinated intelligence operations by the Command’s Anti-Car Theft Unit.

She said the suspects confessed to being members of the notorious syndicate terrorizing the FCT, adding that exhibits recovered from them include two (2) silver coloured Toyota Corolla, two (2) silver coloured Toyota RAV4, and one (1) black coloured Lexus.

In a related development, Police Operatives from Kubwa Division arrested a four-man robbery gang along Kubwa Garden.

Mariam said the suspects include one Abubakar Isa ‘m’ 20years, Abdullahi Abdul 23years and Mubarak Usman ‘m’ 25years all-male were arrested after robbing their victims.

She, however, added that one of the suspects sustained gunshot injuries in his bid to escape arrest and was taken to the hospital where the doctor confirmed him dead while receiving treatment.

The Police PRO explained that the suspects confessed that they (suspects) are responsible for terrorizing the Kubwa axis.

Exhibit recovered: three (3) cutlasses, one (1) dagger, one (1) cutter, two (2) Laptops, nine (9) mobile phones, two(2) plasma TV, and pieces of jewelry, adding that effort is in top gear to arrest the fleeing suspects.

She said the suspects will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of investigation.

Mariam, therefore, advised residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number: 09022222352