…says it won’t be business as usual, raids Dei-Dei market, arrest 307 suspects
Ben Peters, Abuja
The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh on Monday sent a strong warning to criminals operating within the Nation’s Capital to relocate or face the consequence.
The Commissioner of Police gave the warning while parading 307 suspects arrested at Dei-Dei Market, a place well known for notorious activities.
CP Igweh said on 11/02/2024 at about 11:30 PM, he personally led the tactical teams of the Command in the newly launched operation velvet to raid a marked black spot, Gidan Dambe in Dei-Dei -Zuba axis and arrested three hundred and seven (307) suspects.
He said during search, one English Pistol with fifteen (15) rounds of 9mm ammunition was recovered from one Ibrahim Tukur who claimed to be a DSS personnel.
Other exhibits such as Motorcycles, wraps of marijuana, illicit substances and valuables reasonably suspected to have have been stolen from innocent residents were equally recovered.
While suspects are still undergoing screening, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh informed the public of operation velvet, which was launched on 10/02/2024, comprising all the Tactical teams of the Command to curb all forms of vehicular criminality and other crimes in the Territory.
The Commissioner of Police further cautions officers against extortion of residents and to adopt professionalism in the discharge of their lawful duties, as security of the populace remains his utmost priority.
He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.