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FCT Police Arrest Notorious Armed Robbery Kingpin And Four Others

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 09th Apr, 2024 - tori.ng

Spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, made this known in a statement on Monday, April 8, 2024, and said the suspects confessed to being involved in the series of armed robberies and other heinous crimes in FCT.

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A notorious armed robbery kingpin, Chukwuemeka Oputa A.K.A. Pounds and Dollar alongside four members of his gang have been arrested by the Federal Capital Police Command.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, made this known in a statement on Monday, April 8, 2024, and said the suspects confessed to being involved in the series of armed robberies and other heinous crimes in FCT.

According to the PPRO,  the suspects are also members of a confraternity cult group called Vikings.

“The operatives of the FCT police command, on April 4, 2024, at about 2:00 PM, arrested one Chukwuemeka Oputa A.K.A. Pounds and Dollar 'm', 38 years old, of Umuaka, Njaba, Imo State, and the leader of an armed robbery gang responsible for series of armed robberies and other heinous crimes in FC
T,” the statement reads.

"His arrest is consequent upon the apprehension of one Moses Hassan 'm' of Idda, Kogi State, a cultist, and member of the armed robbery gang, on February 14, 2024.

"Investigation subsequently led police operatives to the arrest of three other gang members, namely: Praise Etta, 30 years 'old, of Etung, Cross River State; Rafael Dav A.K.A. Raffy, 28 years old, of Guma, Benue State; and Thomas Akange, 38 years 'old, of Markudi, Benue State.

"All the suspects have since confessed to being involved in a series of armed robberies and other heinous crimes in FCT and are also members of a confraternity cult group called Vikings.

"Several exhibits, such as four (4) locally fabricated AK47 rifles, three (3) locally made rifles using cartridges, an English pistol, one locally made pistol, a Dane gun, and three (3) AK47 ammunitions, a 5.56mm assault ammunition, and an empty cartridge, were recovered from the suspects.

"While effort is on top gear to recover other exhibits in possession of the suspects, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to make FCT inhabitable for criminals.

“He also urges residents to be vigilant and to always take advantage of the Police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.”

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