May I first of all extend my greetings to all the residents of the Federal Capital Territory for the confidence reposed on the officers and men of the FCT Police Command through your collaboration and prompt release of information to us from your various localities. Indeed, your massive support to the Command within these 3 months of my stay as the FCT Commissioner of Police has been very overwhelming.
When I came on board, I assured the residents of the Territory of our preparedness to get the city clear of all forms of criminal elements.
So far, our renewed efforts have yielded tremendous result as shown in most of our recent achievements. As the saying goes, “reward for hard work is more work”, the achievements we have recorded so far has ignited the personnel of the FCT Police Command into more work, which results, we are here to showcase. Some of this remarkable achievements/breakthrough is summarized as follows:
- Armed Robbery/one chance suspects arrested = 6.
- Cars/Motorcycle snatchers arrested = 8.
- of Arms recovered = 3.
- of Vehicles recovered within the month = 17.
- No of Vehicles released to rightful owners = 14.
- of suspects arrested on other offences = 24.
CATTLE RUSTLING: OVER 203 CATTLES RECOVERED.
The Command have intercepted and recovered over 203 Cattle’s from rustlers who operates from neighbouring states like Nasarawa, Niger and Kogi States, respectively.
There is an ongoing collaboration with Traditional Chiefs, village Heads, and neighbouring states to ensure we put the menace of cattle rustling to an end. Our patrol teams have been very active as they have foiled most of their operations.
My advice to them is:
- Always remain vigilant.
- Continue to have confidence in the police.
- Vehicle owners should avoid parking at isolated places when making calls as they might be followed by criminal elements.
- Any time they park their vehicles in a public place either to shop or do any other thing, within intervals; they should always come out to check their vehicles.
- Always check vehicles before boarding to avoid falling victim of one chance robbery.
- Don`t be enticed with tempting business offers, as it may turn out to be fraudulent..
- Pedestrians are advised to always make use of pedestrian bridges to avoid hit and run.
I wish all the residents of FCT a very prosperous 2015.
ARREST OF ARMED ROBBER
On 29/12/2014 at about 1636hrs, Iddo Police Division, Abuja, arrested an armed robbery suspect, Omika Andullahi ‘m’ of Gwagwa village Abuja, who among other armed robbers at large robbed one Mr. Giwa Henry ‘m’ of Kangiwa Zazzau Street, Jedo Estate Airport road Abuja, of his valuables on the 24/12/2014 at about 2100hrs. The suspect confessed to the crime and investigation is ongoing to track down his gang members. Exhibits recovered are: one locally made pistol with one life ammunition and one iron cutter.
ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY
On 28/12/2014 at about 1800hrs acting on a tip off, one David Richard Lar ‘m’ an armed robber who escaped from Portharcourt Prison facility Rivers State was hibernating at Jikwoyi, Abuja, Detectives from the Division swung into action and arrested the said David. He however, confessed that he and five others were on their way to Abuja with a stolen Toyota Thundra, but got involved in an accident at Abaji on the 26/12/14.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER
On 21/12/2014 at about 2005hrs one Chibozor Umezoroike of Yimi village Zuba was arrested at Niger boundary by Zuba Division patrol team with a local double barrel cut to size pistol, one live cartridge and one Samsung Galaxy phone. The other suspect, his partner in crime, escaped in the course of intercepting them. The hoodlums are strongly suspected of preparing for a robbery attack.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER
On 23/12/2014 at about 1500hrs, one Musa Babaji and Salisu Mustapha were arrested for robbing passerby along a lonely road at Dagwana village, Jikwoyi. A motorcycle allegedly robbed from a passerby was recovered from them.
ARREST OF ATTEMTED ROBBERY SUSPECT
On 24/12/2014 at about 1730hrs, one Peter Blessing ‘f’ of Sahama Plaza Phase IV Kubwa Abuja reported at Kubwa Police Division that, on the same date at about 1700hrs while in her mothers shop at the above mentioned address, one Victor Chibuike ‘m’ of pipeline entered the shop on the pretence that he wanted to buy some items from the shop, having discussed with the Girl for a while, he forcefully pushed her down on the floor and pointed a toy gun on her head and ordered her to surrender all the money realized from the sale. It was on that process that the complainant raised alarm and he was arrested at the scene. Exhibit recovered includes one plastic toy gun and wallet containing two ATM cards.
ARREST OF NINE (9) SUSPECTED HANDBAGS AND PHONES SNATCHERS
On 26/12/2014 at about 0530hrs one Clement Markus, Dan Abu Mohammed, Tijani Musa, Shagari Ibrahim, Usama Umaru, Umar Abubakar, Usman Mohammed, Abdullahi Haruna and Sadiq Idris were arrested by SARS patrol team at Mabushi flyover bridge while they were under the bridge to attack innocent passersby or whoever parks his car due to mechanical fault. The robbers confessed in writing that they always snatch passerby phones, handbags and monies. The suspects have no fixed known place of abode. Recovered from one of them is a Samsung Galaxy suspected to be stolen.
ARREST OF CAR SNATCHERS
On 20/12/2014 at about 2100hrs, two hoodlums, Ejeh Peter and Ndifereke Udoh who snatched a Toyota Camry of one Mr. Daniel Okolo ’m’ of Area 11 Garki Abuja, on 5/09/2014 along Nyanya/Keffi road were arrested by SARS operatives at New Karu, Nasarawa State. The arrest of the two suspects was facilitated when they demanded that the owner of the snatched car should pay the sum of N30,000 into an account belonging to the second suspect Ejeh Peter.Having paid the money, the address of the suspect in his account profile was used to track and arrest him and the first suspect. Effort is still on to recover the snatched car.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED CAR SNATCHER:
On 27/12/2014 at 0430hrs, the Command Operations patrol team arrested one Sunday Johnson ‘m’ of Dei-Dei new market Gwagwa Abuja along FCT/Niger boundary for stealing a Blue Toyota Camry car from Kubwa and recovered the vehicle with reg. no. ABJ 333 NE , property of one Adewale Adenikpekun ‘m’ of no.5 pipeline road Bazango, Kubwa, Abuja. The suspect will be arraigned in Court accordingly.
ARREST OF CULPABLE HOMICIDE SUSPECT:
On the 25/12/2014 at about 1930hrs, one Emmanuel Omale ‘m’ of liberty junction Byazhin reported at Kubwa Police Division that on the same date at about 1900hrs the following persons, Ameh Joseph, Patrick Abutu and John Ameh while celebrating Christmas in a Bar situated at Gado Nasko road, an argument ensued between Mr. John Akor ‘m’ of the Federal Fire Service Abuja, aged 50yrs and Mr. Akorgwu Noah ‘m’ of the National Hospital Abuja, aged 51yrs. As a result of the argument Mr. Akorgwu Noah used a broken bottle to stab Mr. John Akor on the neck region, the victim was immediately rushed to General Hospital Kubwa where he was confirmed dead. The suspect will soon be arraigned in Court for Culpable Homicide.
ARREST OF ‘ONE CHANCE’ ROBBERY SUSPECTS
On the 29/12/2014 at about 1340hrs, Garki Police patrol team arrested one Earnest Emele and Sunday Victor by Sahad stores, along Ahmadu Bello way, after they had picked up a female victim in their vehicle and in the process of robbing her, she screamed for help. Thus, attracting the attention of the policemen who pursued and arrested the suspects. They all confessed to the crime and will be arraigned in court forthwith.
Recovery of stolen vehicles and over 2000 fabricated car master keys
On the 26/12 /2014 at about 1400hrs, the Anti Car Theft Operatives, acting on a petition, arrested one ocheoga Adai, Nathan Hope, Isa Garba, Afam Ezechi, and Chibuzor Adubusin. At Gwagwalada, Gwarimpa, Apo, and Garki, respectively, for conspiracy, aiding, fabrication of Keys and Car theft. The following exhibits were recovered: (1) Toyota Highlander (2) Four Key cutting machines (3) some stolen Law Books (4) Key monitor (5) fabricated keys. The suspects have since been arraigned in Court and remanded in Keffi Prison.
ARREST OF COMPANY WORKER THIEVES:-
On 17/12/2014 at about 1400hrs, one Stella Chimeze ‘f’, Abdulazeez Abdulrasheed, Okafor Okwudili, Moses Joseph and Peter Akoo were arrested at Wuse for conspiring to steal four techno phones and seven phone screens valued N500,000.00 property of techno Nigeria Ltd. The female suspect, Stella Chimeze is a dismissed staff of the Tecno phones Nig. Ltd. They will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED HOUSE INVADERS:-
On 22/12/2014 at about 1900hrs, the following suspects were arrested by the Police from Asokoro Division namely Ahmadu Haruna, Michina Torhide Solomon ‘m’, Aramoseye Kolawole, Odoh Chukwu Emeka ‘m’ and Okeke Emeka Tochukwu for breaking into an office, broke the safe and carted away with cash sum of N4,789,647.00. Ahmadu Haruna and Michina Torhide Solomon both are security men attached to the company. Case still under investigation. Exhibit recovered from them includes; Iron rod, Pliers, Padlock, torchlight and cash safe.
ARREST OF CHILD KIDNAPPER:
The FCT Police Command made another breakthrough on the eve of Christmas 2014, following the arrest of one Bola Adesina ‘m’ ‘31’ by Police Detectives from Utako Police Division at a Motor park located in Utako Abuja for kidnapping a 5 year old boy ‘Ahmed’ from Sagamu, Ogun State en-route to Kaduna for delivery to a waiting customer, possibly for ritual purposes.
The suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as Courts resumes sitting. Meanwhile, the child has been re-united with his parents.