POLICE IN FCT ARREST FIVE ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS

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The Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Sadiq Bello, said the command had arrested 5 suspects who specialised in dispossessing people of their cars and jewelry at gun point. The suspects are: Sunday Okhomode, 30, (principal member of the gang); of No 35, Obabayibe, Abakaliki, Ebonyi; Meshak James, 23, of phase 3, Kubwa, Abuja and Amusu Koku, 28 of Koroduma, Abuja, who specialises in changing colours of stolen cars.

Others are: Kunle Obajemi, 49 of Kuje junction who specialises in changing chasis numbers on the dash board of stolen vehicles and Suleiman Isa, 26 of Jiwa , Gwagwa, who buys stolen jewelry from the gang. Bello made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the arrest by operatives of the command on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said that items recovered from the suspects are: Five vehicles including a BMW X6 car; four pistols; eight rounds of live ammunition and a face mask. He said that the face mask, four pistol, eight rounds of live ammunition and a face mask, were recovered from Vital Care Hospital in Kubwa phase three, owned by Dr Ola Jimade.