Saturday, 8 July 2017


Detectives attached the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have busted that the gang that used to terrorized residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The IRT, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, arrested nine men believed to be members of the dreaded gang and recovered stolen cars and operational weapons.

Items recovered the latest arrested suspects are one Samsung Galaxy, one Infinix Hotnote, one Nokia phone, a gold wrist watch and Toyota Camry 2010 model belonging to Pastor Davies and six other stolen cars were recovered from the suspects. Police also recovered their house breaking and carjacking tools.

A police source said: “The gang’s downfall started after series of the complaints. Among the complainant was one pastor Davies. Many other victims attacked and robbed are residents of Mabushi area in FCT. Clearly determined to stop the gang, the IGP, Ibrahim Idris instructed IRT to track and apprehend the gang members.

“The IRT operatives immediately launched a massive manhunt against the robbers. On May, 22, one of the gang members, Lawal Peters, 25 years old was arrested and a stolen Infinix Hotnote phone recovered from him. Peters confessed to armed robbery and led operatives to their hideout at Mabushi FCT, where the first five suspected gang members were arrested.”

Other gang members have been identified as Emmanuel Adole 26, who sold the robbed Camry of Pastor Davies for N400, 000, Ojuma Onoja 24, who is in possession of the two robbed phones and a gold wrist watch belonging to the Pastor. Others are Danjuma Mohammed 30, Dickson Uche 21, and Ali Abdul 24.

The suspects were all arrested at Mabushi FCT Abuja. The suspects are alleged to have confessed to several armed robberies in Abuja. The confessions of the suspect, witnessed operatives travelling to Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers states to catch other suspects identified as Friday Emmanuel 28, Akaninyena Etukdo 32, Ikechukwu John 32 and Joe Effiong 28.


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