Police arrest robbers terrorising Abuja

Five suspects has been arrested for car snatching and armed robbery along Gwagwalada and Wuye axis in the Federal Capital Territory.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a statement said one of them, Mohammed Musa, 30, was arrested during patrol.

The suspect confessed that his syndicate operates by disguising as stranded passengers to lure unsuspecting victims.

One blue coloured Toyota Corolla with reg no YAB 15 BK, one locally fabricated pistol and six rounds of live ammunition were recovered.

Similarly, operatives from Wuye Division arrested one Abdullahi Haruna, 25, Naziru Nasiru, 23, Sani Ibrahim, 20, and Umar Musa.

According to the Police spokesperson, the suspects have been terrorising the Wuye axis.

“The suspects stated that they are responsible for snatching phones, bags, etc along the Stadium area.”

One red colour Gulf, four mobile phones, two sharp knives and three reflective jackets were found in their possession.

Yusuf added that all five suspects will be arraigned in court after the conclusion of investigations.


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