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Police arrest 40 suspects over drug peddling, other offences in FCT

Two suspects paraded at the FCT police command recently over carjacking

The Nigeria Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested 40 suspects in connection with various alleged criminal offences.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf, who made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the suspects were arrested over car snatching, drug peddling, armed robbery and public nuisance.

She said the suspects were arrested during coordinated raids and patrols in Abaji, Gwarinpa, Asokoro, Jabi-Daki Biyu and Mabushi axis, between February 18 and February 24.

According to her, one white Toyota Hilux, one silver Toyota Corolla, one locally fabricated rifle, 21 unexpended cartridges and one fabricated machine gun were recovered as exhibits.

She said two of the suspects were arrested for snatching a vehicle after attacking and trampling on their victim in Lugbe.

The PPRO said the vehicle was recovered by police operatives on stop-and-search operations in Abaji.

Yusuf said that another vehicle, a silver Toyota Corolla, was also recovered from the suspects.

According to her, all the suspects have been arraigned except the car-snatching syndicate that would be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation.

She called on FCT residents to remain calm, law-abiding and ensure compliance with all COVID-19 protocols.

She equally called on residents to report emergencies, distress and suspicious movements to the police on 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.

The PPRO said erring police officers could also be reported to the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) on 09022222352.