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Police Nab Fraudster for Using Kidney Patients for Extortion in Abuja

I am pleased to present an update on the progress the Command has made in its effort to effectively police the Federal Capital Territory, reduce crime to its barest minimum and ensure residents enjoy quality service delivery from the Police.

To meet up with its constitutional mandate of protecting lives and property, the Command has been engaged in aggressive intelligence gathering, raid of identified blackspots and criminal hideouts, diligent investigations of cases, foot and motorised patrols, conduct of stop and search operations and community engagement. The aforementioned crime fighting strategy has contributed immensely to the successes being paraded today.

The Command has a lot of cases in court for prosecution.

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the Command has made adequate preparation for a hitch-free exercise. In the last couple of weeks, we have been training our personnel on Election Security Management, Electoral Offences and provided them with code of conduct for the election. It is pertinent to state that all police personnel attached to this Command will be deployed for the election. Those on leave have been recalled for the election.

Highlight of some notable achievements of the Command is presented below:-

ARREST OF SUSPECT/RECOVERY OF EXHIBITS
On 14th January, 2019, following a complaint, Police detectives launched a discreet investigation that led to the arrest of one Goodluck Onyewenyi ‘m’ 40 years for fraudulently opening a bank account with the name of a patient suffering from kidney failure and in dire need of financial assistance to undergo kidney transplant. The suspect who happens to be a family friend to the patient took advantage of the relationship to write wealthy individuals, corporate organisations and highly placed government officials for financial assistance. The suspect has used a bank account he opened in the name of the patient to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect uses names of patients identified to be suffering from kidney failure to solicit for financial assistance which he converts to his personal use. The following have been recovered from the suspect exhibits: pictures of patients undergoing dialysis, copies of letters for financial assistance, bank documents, etc. Investigation is on-going.

ARREST OF SUSPECT/ RECOVERY OF HUMAN SKULL
On 8th January, 2019 at about 1830hrs acting on tip off, police operatives on patrol around Wuye, Finance Quarters arrested one Valentine Ezeogu ’m’ 42 years in possession of a polythene containing an object discovered to be human skull. The suspect who claims to be a gardener and leaves in an uncompleted building was also arrested with some charms in his possession. Investigation is on-going.

ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS/
RECOVERY OF FIREARMS
On 15th December, 2018 at about 2244hrs police operatives while responding to distress call foiled an armed robbery attempt and arrested some suspects who went to rob residents of a house at 1stavenue Gwarimpa. One Abubakar Saidu ‘m’ 26 years leader of the gang was arrested at the scene by the Police patrol team. While his cohorts, one Abdulrahaman Usman ‘m’ 30 years old, Ibrahim Isa ‘m’ 23 years, Abbas Muhammed ‘m’ 20 years and Gambo Ibrahim were later arrested by police detectives at their hideouts. The suspects in their statements claimed that firearms used for their robbery operations were those procured for them to guard a Filling Station in Kwali. The exhibits recovered from the suspects include: three pump actions and thirty-five (35) rounds of live cartridges. Investigation on-going.

ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT/ RECOVERY OF MOTORCYCLE
On 8th January, 2019 at about 0830hrs Police operatives attached to the Command Safer Highway Patrol Team on duty at Yangoji, Kwali upon suspicion arrested one Ibrahim Iliya ‘m’, Rilwanu Abdullahi ‘m’ and Victor Besini ‘m’ in possession of an unregistered Boxer motorcycle that was later discovered to have been robbed from its owner at Kpada village on 06/01/2019 at about 0600hrs. The owner of the recovered motorcycle is currently on admission in the hospital as a result of the injuries inflicted on him by the suspects. The suspects are notorious for attacking their victims with dangerous weapon and inflicting injurious on them. Investigation is on-going.

ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT/
RECOVERY OF EXHIBITS
On 8th January, 2019 at about 0930hrs following an ongoing investigation on a reported case of armed robbery, Police detectives arrested one Anthony Barnabas ‘m’ 30 years old, a cab operator for robbing his passenger with a knife. The suspected was reported to have robbed his female victim of her phone and cash sum of two hundred thousand (N200,000) on 17thDecember, 2018. The suspect who specialises in robbing his female passengers operate in green colour Toyota carina E with registration number DK 974 LXR which has also been recovered as exhibit. Investigation is on-going.

ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS/
RECOVERY OF FIREARMS
On 27th December, 2018 at about 2330hrs Police operatives on stop and search duty at Nyanya arrested one Tochukwu Nwodo ‘m’ 32 years and his accomplices Gabriel Ileso ‘m’ 32 years and Michael Damelak ‘m’ 20 years in possession of a fabricated pistol and three live ammunitions. The suspects confessed during interrogation that the firearm was supplied to them by one Friday Audu ‘m’ 32 years old and they were going for a robbery operation before the vigilant policemen arrested them. The following exhibits were also recovered from the suspect in the course of investigation: Two fabricated pistols, 11 rounds of live ammunition, one expended ammunition and some military accoutrements. Investigation is on-going.

ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT/
RECOVERY OF FIREARMS
On 28th January, 2019 at about 1700hrs Police operatives on stop and search duty at Orozo arrested one Michael Ashara David ‘m’ 23 years in possession of one locally made pistol and three (3) rounds of live ammunitions. The suspect who specialises in robbing his victims of their phones and other valuables was arrested while on his way for a robbery operation. Effort is being intensified to arrest his cohort who is currently at large.

ARREST OF CAR THIEVES/RECOVERY OF EXHIBITS
On 28th January, 2019 police operatives acting on complaint have arrested one Sunday Onu ‘m’ 32 years old and Friday Omoniyi ‘m’ 34 years old for the theft of a Toyota Camry which was stolen from where it was parked in Jabi in December, 2018. The suspects use fabricated master keys to steal cars from where they are parked. The following were recovered from the suspects as exhibits: one ash colour Toyota Camry with registration number KWL 959 EW, one light green colour Toyota carina E with registration number CV 258 FST, one master key, one cutlass and ten number plates. Investigation is on-going.

Bala Ciroma
Commissioner of Police FCT

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