Abuja: Police arrest jailbird with arms and ammunition

Nigeria Police
Nigeria Police

The FCT police command has arrested an ex-convict and four others for alleged robbery at Apo roundabout and Kabusa areas of the FCT.

The police commissioner, Sadiq Abubakar Bello, who disclosed this to newsmen in his office, gave the names of the suspects as Hashiru Isiaka, 30, of Kuruduma, Umar Adamu, 20, of Area 1 Garki, Tukur Bala, 25, also of Area 1 Garki, Bashiru Mohammed, 25, of Durumi and Benjamin Jatau, 29, of Kabusa.

He said that Jatau was arrested by operatives of the command on September 15 during a stop and search at Dantata Bridge in Jabi.

Bello said items recovered from the suspect were, one revolver pistol with two rounds of live ammunition, one revolver pistol and one locally made pistol, a Nokia cell phone, Indian hemp, charms and screw driver.

“The exhibits were discovered by the police during a search conducted on the bag the suspect was carrying while on transit from Jabi to Kabusa in a tricycle,” he said.

He said that the suspect who was an ex-convict confessed that the guns, which he bought for N50,000 was to be used for a major robbery operation around Kabusa and environs.

“The suspect and exhibits have been transferred to the command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation and prosecution,” he said.

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He said Isiaka, Adamu, Bala and Mohammed were arrested on Sept. 2 by the SARS while responding to a distress call over a robbery at Apo roundabout.

The commissioner said that Adamu was arrested at the scene of the crime while his cohorts who fled on sighting the operatives, were also arrested on September 9, 2017.

He said that the suspects robbed and dispossessed two of their victims of N120,000 cash.

Bello said the suspects would be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation

He noted that with the support and cooperation of the public, the command would continue to track and arrest criminals in the territory.

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