Two suspected Abuja car snatchers have been arrested by the FCT Police Command after they were traced to their hiding place in Kano and Edo states.
Information gathered by Naijauto says one of the car snatchers, identified as Ehiosu Kennedy, had snatched a motorist's vehicle at gunpoint close to Kabusa Junction, Abuja on the first week of December 2019.
One of the suspects snatched a motorist's vehicle at gunpoint close to Kabusa Junction, Abuja
While parading the two suspects with other robbers on Tuesday, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of its Command trailed Ehiosu to his place of escape in Benin City, Edo State.
Following his confession, the second suspect, 29 years old Ibrahim Umar who was his accomplice, was apprehended at his own hiding place in Ruga and in his possession was the gun the suspects used for the operation.
"Further investigation has led to the smashing of another notorious armed robbery syndicate directly linked to Ibrahim Umar. Members of the notorious gang that have been terrorizing Life Camp-Lugbe axis are: one Umar Abdullahi, 25, Mohammed Rabi, 23, Zakari Abdullahi, 23, and Aminu Sani, 21. Exhibits recovered from the gang include, one AK-49 rifle, one cutlass and a pair of garden scissors.
The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation."
The CP also went further to disclose another car robber who was nabbed by the Galadima Police Command in Kano state, on December 20, 2019. He added that the arrest was made possible through a tipoff.
The robbery, Auwal Abubakar, 30, stole his employer's Toyota Avensis in Abuja and swapped it with another model, Toyota Corolla, before fleeing to Kano state where he was nabbed.
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"On 30th December, 2019 at about 2110hrs following a distress call that an ash coloured Toyota corolla was snatched at gunpoint by three armed men who posed as passengers at Jahi district, operatives of the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad swung into action and gave the suspects a hot chase forcing them to abandon the car around Zuba- Madalla axis and fled into the bush to avoid arrested. The car with registration number BEN 53 JY has been recovered as exhibit."
The police are making efforts to nab the fleeing suspects, according to the CP.
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