Police raid black spot in Abuja, arrest 307 suspects

FCT Police arrest suspects
The arrested suspects


By JOY ADARA, Abuja –

The FCT Police Command said its operatives have successfully raided a marked black spot – Gidan Dambe in Dei-Dei -Zuba axis of Abuja and arrested three hundred and seven (307) suspects.

The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh on Sunday at about 11:30 PM, personally led the tactical teams of the Command in the newly launched operation velvet to raid a marked black spot in the Territory.

The command’s spokeswoman, SP Josephine Adeh, Anipr, disclosed this in a statement issued on on Monday in Abuja.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects

SP Adeh said during the search, one English Pistol with fifteen (15) rounds of 9mm ammunition was recovered from one Ibrahim Tukur who claimed to be a DSS personnel.

According to her, other exhibits such as Motorcycles, wraps of marijuana, illicit substances and valuables reasonably suspected to have have been stolen from innocent residents were equally recovered.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects

“While suspects are still undergoing screening, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh psc, mni, wishes to inform the members of the public of operation velvet, which was launched on 10/02/2024, comprising all the Tactical teams of the Command to curb all forms of vehicular criminality and other crimes in the Territory”, she said.

She noted that the Commissioner of Police, further cautioned officers against extortion of residents and to adopt professionalism in the discharge of their lawful duties, as security of the populace remains his utmost priority.

“He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352”, she said.

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