The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested Ishmael Peter, five others suspects for ‘one chance’ armed robbery along Zuba and Lugbe axis of Abuja.
Amongst the suspects are Ishmael Peter, a 31-year-old male; and Omeka Kadiru, a 20-year-old male arrested by eagle-eyed Police detectives from Zuba Division on routine patrol in the wee hours of Thursday, April 29, 2021, while attempting to dispossess their victim of her belongings.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam.
The statement read partly, “The suspects who parade themselves as commercial drivers confessed that they lure their unsuspecting victims (women) into their operational vehicle before carrying out their nefarious act. Exhibits recovered; one red color Toyota Corolla with reg No BWA 782 BD, one fabricated beretta pistol, six rounds of live ammunition, one plyer, one chisel, two ATM cards, one camouflage cap and vest, three different NUMBER PLATES, seven Human hair-WEAVES, 10 mobile phones, bunch of keys, two pairs of female shoes, four female handbags, cash sum of one hundred and twenty-eight thousand, one hundred and twenty naira (N128,120.00), one invoice booklet, one lighter, six pieces of female clothes and other items.
“Relatedly, Police Operatives from Lugbe Division arrested one Emmanuel Joseph 26 years, Thankgod Abam 26 years, Gabriel Joshua 27 years, and Ekene Nwatu 31 years, all-male, for robbery. The suspects confessed to terrorising Lugbe axis using fraudulent means to dispossess unsuspecting residents of their possessions. Exhibits
“Exhibits recovered from the suspects are one red color Toyota Corolla reg no. BDG 648 EZ, six plasma TVs, jewelry, and several household items.
“The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
“Also, the Command wishes to restate the ban on the use of unauthorized covered number plates within the FCT to desists, as violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.”