FCT police arrests suspected armed robbers, fraudsters


The FCT Police Command has arrested four suspected armed robbers terrorizing residents of Mabushi area of the FCT.

The suspects are one Ahmed Adamu 25, Silverkest Prince AKA Poto 23, Musa Ibrahim AKA IBB and Musbahu Ahmed 29, all male.

Spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Yusuf Mariam who made the disclosure noted that the suspects confessed to being members of an armed robbery syndicate who specialised in snatching bags and mobile phones and using the sim cards to defraud victims of their money via their bank accounts.

“They were arrested by eagle-eyed operatives of Mabushi Division who acted on credible information. Effort is in place to arrest fleeing members of the syndicate. Exhibits recovered from the suspects are: Samsung Mobile phone and its sim card, which was released to the victim on bond.

“In another development, another Ogoh Sunday, 29, was arrested by detectives from Mabushi Division on Thursday, August 19, 2021 for being in possession of multiple ATM cards, which he confessed were obtained under false pretence from the owners.

“Further investigations revealed that the suspect used the same ATM Card to defraud POS vendors during POS transactions. Exhibits recovered from him includes eleven different ATM cards belonging to different banks.

“The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigations.The Command implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 , also to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) Line : 09022222352.”






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