Again FCT police raid, destroys criminal hideouts in Abuja, arrest 32


From Molly Kilete, Abuja

Operatives from the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), police command have raided some identified criminal hideouts in the city and arrested 32, suspects including two females. 

FCT police public relations officer Josephine Adeh, listed the raided black spots to include Apo by Tarabora, Angwa Tiv by Zone E extension, fish market, Apo resettlement, Abuja, where scavengers (Baban Bola), and other hoodlums have turned to their resident and operational bases.

Adeh, in a statement, said the suspects were arrested for various offences, ranging from peddling of illicit substances to erection of illegal structures and shanties.

During the operation, The security operatives dismantled the shanties and illegal structures erected by the suspects, while exhibits such as mobile phones suspected to have been stolen from unsuspecting residents, dried leaves suspected to be marijuana (Cannabis sativa), and housebreaking tools were recovered from them.

All apprehended suspects will be screened, while those found culpable will be profiled and arraigned in court to deter other intending criminals from turning these places into a brewing ground for criminals.

While the investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, assures residents of his commitment to flush out criminals from FCT and ensure the safety of all and sundry. He also urges residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, and 07057337653. PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.

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