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Police Announce Harvest Of Arrests Of Robbery Suspects In Abuja

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has swung into action, arresting and detaining armed robbery suspects in many parts of the city.
A statement by the FCT Police Commissioner, Sadiq Abubakar Bello, gave the names of the suspects arrested are 29 year old Benjamin Jatau of Kabusa in possession of one barrel pistol with two rounds of live ammunition, one revolver pistol and one locally made pistol, 30-year-old Hashiru Isiaka of Kuruduna; 20 years old Umar Adamu of Area 1; 25 years old
Tukur Bala also of Area 1 and 25-year-old Bashiru Mohammed of Durumi.
The statement said that on September Police operatives on stop and search at Dantata Bridge Jabi intercepted and arrested Benjamin Jatau, saying that exhibits were discovered by the police operatives during a search conducted on the bag which the suspect was carrying while on transit from Jabi to Kabusa in a tricycle.
“In his statement, the suspect an ex-convict, confessed that the guns which he bought at fifty thousand naira (N50,000) were to be used for a major robbery operation around Kabusa and environs.
“Other exhibits recovered include: dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, one Nokia phone, charm and a screw driver.
“The suspect and exhibit have been transferred to the Command Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) for discreet investigation and prosecution.
It said that another notorious armed robbery suspects arrested on September 20 by the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is one Umar Adamu.
“The suspects robbed and dispossessed the sum of one hundred and twenty thousand naira (N120,000) from two of their victims. Three of his cohorts were later arrested by the Police detectives in the early hour of September 21 and the pistol used for the operation was recovered in the room of the gang leader, Hashimu Isiaka, located at Kuruduma Village.
“Investigation is on-going and suspects will be charged to court upon conclusion.” [myad]