• Page Views 8

Police arrest 3 suspects for robbing, killing pregnant woman in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has arrested three suspects for robbing and killing a pregnant woman in Damakasa in Apo resettlement in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).

The Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the arrest on Wednesday in Abuja.

He explained that the suspects who went into hiding after the operation were arrested in their hideout in Deidei.

He said the suspects would be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation, while efforts are being intensified to arrest other members of the gang who are at large.

The commissioner said that the command also arrested two suspects in Lugbe Zone 9 for assaulting some police personnel while responding to a distress call.

He said that the command also arrested three motorcycle riders who alongside others lynched a motorist at an accident scene.

” Similarly, the command has within one week arrested 12 suspects for cultism activities around Zuba and seven okada riders in connection with the murder of an alleged motorcycle thief in Dutse Makaranta, among others.

” The exhibits recovered include; two locally made pistols, two pump action, nine live cartridges, one dagger, four motorcycles and television sets,” he said.

Ciroma also said that the command had commenced investigation into the violent riot that led to the recent closure of the Dutse Market.

He said that four suspects arrested in connection with the incident were currently under investigation and would be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of investigation.

He said that the command would begin vigorous enforcement of the ministerial directive banning the operations of motorcycles in satellite towns in the territory.

Ciroma said that this followed the flagrantly disregard by the Okada riders to the directive to extend their operations to the expressway and highways, especially around Lugbe, Kubwa, Deidei, Karu and Nyanya axis. (NAN)

Share This Article

Pipeline Explosion in Lagos

Next Story »

Teacher, Cleaner In Court For Allegedly Cutting Pupil’s Hair Without His Consent

Lifestyle

  • Brent Crude price dips to $26.33/barrel

    1 day ago

    Oil prices lost more than $1 a barrel on Thursday as restrictions on travel worldwide slashed fuel demand, with U.S. crude futures plunging more than 6% after ...

    Read More
  • LASG turns schools to makeshift food markets

    2 days ago

    The Lagos State Government has begun to set up makeshift markets for food and agricultural produce in selected schools. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, ...

    Read More
  • CBN, private sector form alliance against COVID-19

    2 days ago

    Coronavirus Covid The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on behalf of the Bankers’ Committee, on Thursday in Lagos said it had formed the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition ...

    Read More
  • Tier 1 banks lift trading on NSE by 0.13%

    2 days ago

    The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices on Thursday rose by 0.13 per cent due to buying interest in Tier 1 banking stocks. Speficially, the market capitalisation ...

    Read More
  • Border Closure: Task force seizes more contrabands in 3 weeks

    2 days ago

    The Joint Border Operation Drill (JBOD) Sector 3 has seized more smuggled goods worth N32.7 million in March. The Acting Coordinator of the Joint Border Operation Drill ...

    Read More