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Police arrest four armed robbery suspects, impersonators

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By Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), command has arrested four suspects at Nyanya for armed robbery and impersonation.

A statement issued on Thursday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mariam Yusuf said: “Amongst the suspects are: one James Salifu 27 years and Umar Hamza 33 years both male, arrested by Police Detectives from Nyanya during a routine stop and search operations on Sunday 6th June, 2021.

“The suspects who intended to dispossess their unsuspecting victim of his vehicle confessed to being members of an armed robbery syndicate terrorizing Nyanya axis. Exhibits recovered from them are: two (2) locally made pistols, four (4) rounds of live ammunition and charms.

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“In another development, one Patrick John 26years and Chinyere Ikenna 31years both male, were arrested for impersonating as Military Personnel and defrauding members of the public. The duo who confessed most of their fraudulent activities, were caught while attempting robbing their victim of his motorcycle along Nyanya bridge. Exhibits recovered are: one (1) motorcycle and military camoflague.”

All the suspects, the police said, will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

The command urged residents to remain calm while reaffirming its unflinching commitment to rid the FCT of every form of criminality and protect the lives and property of residents.

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