CITY NEWS Syndicate that fer­ries beg­gars across FCT smashed

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - By Mustapha Suleiman

The FCT Spe­cial Task Team on Abuja En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion has smashed a syndicate that fer­ries beg­gars to Abuja and across some states.

The chair­man of the Abuja En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion task team, re­tired Squadron Leader Ab­dul­lahi Adamu Mon­jel, an­nounced this on Wed­nes­day while parad­ing the sus­pects at the FCDA Po­lice Sta­tion, Area 11.

The leader of the sus­pected syndicate, Baba Gwarma from Kaduna State, said he was based in Kar­ma­jiji, an Abuja sub­urb.

Mon­jel fur­ther dis­closed that Gwarma had three ve­hi­cles for the move­ment of beg­gars around Abuja as well as Nasarawa, Niger and Kaduna states.

He said the sus­pected syndicate leader has houses that he has rented out and also pro­vided shel­ter for the beg­gars in the syndicate in Kar­ma­jiji.

The task team chair­man said the sus­pect was ar­rested over 50 times, and as­sured that he would be charged to court.

Mon­jel fur­ther re­vealed that the sus­pect used dan­ger­ous weapons to re­sist en­force­ment teams but they were able to over­power and ar­rest him.

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