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Police raid criminals’ hideouts in FCT, arrest 85 suspects, recover weapons, foreign currencies, motorcycles

The hideouts included the Durumi and Dei-Dei axes of FCT, where the suspects were arrested for various offenses, ranging from erecting illegal structures and shanties to the peddling of hard drugs and the manufacturing of counterfeit currencies.

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In a streak of coordinated raid exercises between March 31 and April 4, 2024, the FCT Police Command operatives stormed some identified black spots and criminals’ hideouts, arresting at least 85.

The hideouts included the Durumi and Dei-Dei axes of FCT, where the suspects were arrested for various offenses, ranging from erecting illegal structures and shanties to the peddling of hard drugs and the manufacturing of counterfeit currencies.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, made a statement available to Persecondnews on Sunday, revealing the recovery of several exhibits, including paper and coins, counterfeit local and foreign currencies, light weapons, eight motorcycles, seven generators, gadgets, and several ATM cards suspected of theft from their victims.

“All the arrested suspects will be screened, while those found culpable will be profiled and arraigned in court, as the illegal wooden structures erected by the hoodlums were dismantled and set ablaze to deter criminals from turning these places into a brewing ground of menaces.

“While the investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, wishes to reassure residents of his commitment to flush out criminals from FCT and ensure the safety of all.

“He also urges residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, 07057337653, PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192,” the statement said.

 

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