Police in the FCT apprehend suspected armed robbers and impersonators

Police in the FCT apprehend suspected armed robbers and impersonators

Officers from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) arrested four people in Nyanya for armed robbery and impersonation.

According to a statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam, two of the suspects, James Salifu, 27, and Umar Hamza, 33, were apprehended by detectives during a routine stop and search operation on June 6th.

She claimed that the suspects who planned to steal their unsuspecting victim’s vehicle confessed to being members of an armed robbery syndicate terrorizing the Nyanya axis.

Two (2) locally made pistols, four (4) rounds of live ammunition, and charms were recovered from them. She also stated that two other suspects, Patrick John (26), and Chinyere Ikenna (31), both males, were arrested for impersonating military personnel and defrauding members of the public.

She stated that the duo, who confessed to the majority of their fraudulent activities, were apprehended while attempting to rob their victim of his motorcycle along Nyanya bridge.

One (1) motorcycle and military camouflage gear were among the exhibits recovered, according to a police spokesperson. She stated that once the investigation is completed, the suspects will be arraigned in court.

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She urged residents of the capital city to report any suspicious movements, emergencies, or distress to the following phone numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883.

Residents can report police officer misconduct by calling the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) at 09022222352.


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