Police nab suspected robbery gang leader at Kubwa
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.”