FCT Police arrest 85 suspected criminals

…raid hideouts, recover exhibits, move to demolish shanties in Abuja

Ben Ogbemudia, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigeria Police Force, weekend, raided some criminal hideouts in Abuja and arrested 85 persons.

According to a statement by SP Josephine Adeh, Police Public Relations Officer said the operatives of the FCT Police Command, in a streak of coordinated raid exercise between March 31 to April 4, 2024 stormed some identified black spots and criminal hideouts in Durumi and Dei-Dei axis of Abuja, serving as places of hibernation for hoodlums, and arrested eighty – five (85) suspects for various offenses, ranging from erecting illegal structures and shanties to the peddling of hard drugs and the manufacturing of counterfeit currencies.

She said a search warrant was executed in some of the structures and several exhibits ranging from paper and coins counterfeit currencies both in local and foreign, light weapons, eight motorcycles, seven generators, gadgets, and several ATM cards suspected to have been stolen from their victims were recovered.

“All the arrested suspects will be screened, while those found culpable will be profiled and arraigned in court, as the illegal wooden structures erected by the hoodlums were dismantled and set ablaze to deter criminals from turning these places to a brewing ground of menaces.

“While investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reassure residents of his commitment to flush out criminals from FCT and ensure the safety of all.

“He also urges residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.”

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