Po­lice nab sus­pected rob­bery gang leader at Kubwa

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ogechi Ohalee

Po­lice­men at­tached to Kubwa po­lice di­vi­sion said they have ar­rested the leader of a sus­pected armed rob­bery gang, ter­ror­is­ing the Kubwa com­mu­nity.

Ac­cord­ing to the in­for­ma­tion avail­able to City News, at about 0130 hours, po­lice­men at­tached to Kubwa re­ceived a dis­tress call from a res­i­dent in Kubwa that their house was un­der at­tack by some armed men. While the call was be­ing an­swered, gun­shots con­tin­ued and some of the oc­cu­pants of the house jumped through the fence and ran straight to Kubwa Po­lice Sta­tion, say­ing that armed rob­bers have in­vaded their house.

A po­lice source said im­me­di­ately the dis­tress call was re­ceived, po­lice­men moved to the scene and ar­rested one of the sus­pects, who hap­pened to be an 18-year-old man and resided at Tafa.

“Upon in­ter­ro­ga­tion, he con­fessed that he was the gang leader and that two of his friends in­vited him for the oper­a­tion, telling him they were go­ing to rob mo­tor­cy­cles,” the source said, adding that “at about 2100 hours, two other people joined them for the oper­a­tion with a lo­cally made gun and they started shoot­ing as they got to the com­pound to scare the oc­cu­pants of the house.” FCT po­lice spokesper­son, Hyel­hira Al­tine Daniel, a Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent, con­firmed the ar­rest, say­ing that the gang mem­bers, who have been ter­ror­is­ing the res­i­dents of Kubwa, came from Tafa in Niger State.

She said one of the vic­tims, com­plained that six mo­tor­cy­cles were re­moved from their com­pound.

She said: “Our men were able to re­cover three out of the six mo­tor­cy­cles. Items re­cov­ered from them in­cluded two cut­lasses and three mo­tor­cy­cles. We are plead­ing with the mem­bers of the pub­lic to re­port to the po­lice when there are any crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties in their ar­eas so as to make the po­lice ar­rest the crim­i­nals and re­cover the stolen items.”

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