The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Musa Kimo psc has enjoined taxi drivers in the Federal Capital Territory on the need to be vigilant and alert when picking passengers.
He noted this while receiving security brief from the Divisional Police Officer Asokoro, CSP Aisha Yusuf on the arrest of two brothers who specialise in snatching cars from cab operators.
The suspects Solomon Manger ‘m’ 26 years and Isaac Manger ‘m’ 22 years of Koti, Kwande Local Government Area, Benue State were arrested on 24/08/2017 at about 9:20pm by Police operatives attached to Asokoro Division on pin-down at Abacha Barracks overhead bridge en-route Kuruduma village, following a report that on 23/08/2017 about 9:00pm the duo had robbed one of their victims of his black Honda Accord car.
The suspects who operate between Wuse to Kuruduma village via Abacha Barack Bridge were nabbed by eagle-eyed Police operatives after their fresh attempt to snatch another car from a cab operator whose services they engaged from Wuse Zone 2 was foiled by the police team.
Following their arrest, the suspects confessed to have sold a Honda Accord car they had snatched a day before the arrest for Forty Thousand naira (N40,000) to their cohort who is currently on the run.
Meanwhile, the black Honda Accord with reg. no. AW 11 YAB has been recovered and the owner contacted.
The suspects will be transferred to the Command Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.
DSP Anjuguri Manzah
Police Public Relations Officer
FCT Police Command,
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