The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command has arrested 10 suspects of armed robbery and drug peddling around Mpape, Kado-Biko and Life-Camp axis in Abuja.
The spokesperson of the command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, in a statement yesterday, gave the names of the suspects as Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, Abubakar Rabiu, Abdulmumini Bello, Abubakar Mohammed and Shaban Abubakar, who she said was an ex-convict.
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She said the suspects were arrested by police operatives from Mpape division during a routine raid in the area as they attempted to break into a container.
She also said the suspects confessed to being members of a 12-man robbery gang terrorising the Mpape axis. According to her, exhibits recovered from them include two cutlasses, two iron cutters, one iron bar, one axe, one rope and a wallet containing counterfeit currency notes.
She added that they were making efforts to arrest other members of the gang.
ASP Yusuf further said police operatives from Life Camp arrested one Emmanuel Idowu and Ede Chinedu around the Dappe axis during a routine patrol for being in illegal possession of firearms .
She added that Musa Bari and Harisu Aminu were arrested by the Gwarimpa division for allegedly peddling drugs at Kado-Biko.
“Exhibits recovered are one bottle of DSP syrup with codeine, one bottle of Barcadin syrup with codeine, 100 and 30 pieces diazepam tablets, 30 pieces of Hypnox tablets, 500 pieces of Valium D5 Tablets, 242 pieces of Exxol tablets and wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp,” she said.
She said all the suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation and urged residents to report all suspicious movements through emergency or distress numbers, 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.killing