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Three robbers arrested, vehicle recovered in Abuja attack

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Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, have arrested three members of an armed robbery gang, following a distress call of an armed robbery incident taking place in the Gwarinpa area of Abuja in the early hours of Saturday, September 24.

The suspects, Shetima Abubakar, male, 22; Yakubu Iliya male 22, and Haruna Amadu, male, 54, were arrested while the stolen Mercedes Benz GLK 350 ash colour with REG. NO. GWA 740 FM, laptop computers, mobile phones, and other valuables stolen from victims were recovered.

According to the Command’s spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, preliminary investigation indicates that about 10 armed robbers invaded residences along the Old Gwarinpa road and robbed victims of their valuables including the recovered Mercedes Benz car.

She said, “On receipt of the distress call at about 4 am on Saturday, police operatives from both Gwarinpa and Life camp Divisions were drafted to the area. The hoodlums, however, fled the scene on the arrival of the police teams.

“The Police teams with the coordination of the Command Control Room trailed the fleeing suspects. The suveilance team from Maitama Division were equally mobilised and the vehicle was intercepted at Amingo Wuse 2 area of the FCT.”

Adeh also noted that the suspects are currently being interrogated, and will be arraigned in court, while efforts have been intensified to arrest other members of the syndicate still at large.


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