The police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested six suspects over alleged car snatching and armed robbery in Kubwa and Garki axis of the territory.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja said all the suspects were arrested within last week.
She said three of the suspects were arrested during different coordinated intelligence operations by the Anti-Car Theft Unit of the Command.
Ms Yusuf said the suspects had confessed to be members of a notorious syndicate terrorising the FCT.
She said exhibits recovered from the suspects are two silver coloured Toyota Corolla, two silver coloured Toyota RAV4 and one black coloured lexus.
Similarly, the PPRO said operatives from Kubwa Division had arrested a four-man robbery gang around Kubwa Garden axis.
She said the suspects were arrested after robbing their victims but added that one of the gang members sustained gunshot injuries in his bid to escape arrest.
Ms Yusuf said the suspect with gunshot injuries was taken to the hospital where the doctor confirmed him dead while receiving treatment.
She said the other gang members had confessed of being responsible for terrorising Kubwa axis.
The PPRO said three machetes, one dagger, one cutter, two Laptops, nine mobile phones, two plasma TV and jewelries were recovered from the suspects.
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She said efforts were being intensified by the command to arrest the fleeing suspects.
Ms Yusuf said the suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
She encouraged residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress to the command on the following mobile phone numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.
The PPRO said the conduct of police officers could be reported to the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) on 09022222352. (NAN)
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