On Thursday, 16th November, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command paraded at least 39 suspected criminals, who were arrested for various crimes across the nation’s capital.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna G. Garba, who addressed the press at the command, said the arrests followed the efforts of the Joint Task Force of Operation, which was recently launched by the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike.
According to the CP, eight of the suspects were members of the ‘one chance’ syndicate, causing chaos in the territory.
He claimed that since the task force was launched two weeks ago, cases of “one chance, armed robbery and abduction have reduced significantly”.
He stated that about 54 vehicles were impounded during the operation while locally fabricated guns and one locally made Beretta pistol, were also recovered from other suspects.
“In addition, two (2) locally fabricated guns, one locally made Beretta pistol, one revolver double barrel gun with two live cartridges were recovered.
“Also recovered are three (3) full bags of leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa and quite a number of wraps of Indian hemp and illicit drugs.
“I am happy to inform you that the incidence of one chance, armed robbery and abduction have reduced significantly in the last two weeks in the FCT since the launch of the operation,” he said.