Written by Sarah NEGEDU

98 suspected criminals arrested in Abuja January to date

Over 98 suspected criminals were arrested across the FCT for allegedly committing various between January to date.

The FCT Police Command while parading some of the suspects, disclosed that 15 AK 47 Rifle, 21 locally made pistols and 379 ammunitions as well as 17 different cars were recovered from the suspects at different operations.

The Commissioner of Police in FCT, Bala also revealed that the command recovered four pairs of military camouflage, 26 bags Indian hemp, 18 bottles of codeine syrup, three packs of diazepam, four packs of exol and 79 cell phones in the course of anti-crime operations.

He said that the command would not relent in ensuring that crime was nipped in the bud and black spots identified as hibernating points for criminals are promptly dislodge.

He assured the public that the command would continue to review its policing strategy to meet up with the expectations of the FCT residents.

The commissioner, therefore, called on community and religious leaders, residents and other stakeholders to support the police in fighting crime and make Abuja safe and secured.

He commended the FCT Minister, Mal. Muhammad Bello, for supporting the command.

He said that Bello has been supporting the command with the desired moral and logistics needed to fight crime and protect lives and properties in the FCT.


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