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Police storm criminal hideouts in Abuja, arrest 85 suspects



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Operatives of the FCT Police Command, in coordinated raid exercises, reportedly invaded some identified black spots and criminal hideouts in Durumi and Dei-Dei axis of Abuja and arrested eighty – five (85) suspects for various offenses.

SP Josephine Adeh, spokesman of the command, while confirming the arrests, revealed that the series of raids were conducted between March 31 and April 4, 2024.

“A search warrant was executed in some of the structures, and several exhibits ranging from paper and coins counterfeit currencies both in local and foreign, light weapons, eight motorcycles, seven generators, gadgets, and several ATM cards suspected to have been stolen from their victims were recovered.”

“All the arrested suspects will be screened, while those found culpable will be profiled and arraigned in court.

“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 menace.”

She said CP Benneth Igweh, the Commissioner of Police FCT, has reassured residents of his commitment to smoke out criminals from FCT and ensure the safety of all while an investigation is still ongoing.

The CP also urged residents to call the police emergency lines to report suspicious activities in their communities: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.”

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