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The operatives of FCT Police Command, attached to Utako Divisional Headquarters, have apprehended six suspected armed robbers in an uncompleted hospital building marked as a black spot in Utako village, Abuja.

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Recovered from the suspects were a locally made pistol, two live cartridges, and wraps of substances suspected to be marijuana.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, and shared on the command’s X account on Friday.

According to the statement, the suspects, hailing from neighboring states bordering the FCT, were identified as Basara Hassan, Daniel Charles, Adamu M Oshiaka, Chancy Asidi, and Saliu Al Hassan. Further investigation led to the arrest of Yusuf Iliyasu, alias Tablet, an ex-convict and syndicate leader.

The statement said, “The operatives of FCT Police Command, attached to Utako divisional Headquarters, on 07/02/2024 at about 2300hrs, in a coordinated raid operation, arrested six (6) suspected armed robbers in an uncompleted hospital building which is a marked black spot in Utako village.

“The suspects; one Basara Hassan ‘m’ 41, Daniel Charles ‘m’ 27, Adamu M Oshiaka ‘m’ 32, Chancy Asidi ‘m’ 38, and Saliu Al Hassan ‘m’ 24, all from neighbouring states bordering FCT were arrested. A locally made pistol, two (2) live cartridges, and wraps of substances suspected to be marijuana were recovered from the suspects.

“Further investigation about the recovered ammunition, led to the arrest of one Yusuf Iliyasu a.k.a Tablet, who is an ex-convict and the syndicate leader.

“While an investigation is ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, wishes to assure residents of his unwavering commitment to make Abuja a hell for criminals and to ensure the safety of all.”

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