Arrest Of One Chance Robbery Suspects (Fct Abuja)
1. Madam Oyekachi Ogazi ‘F’ Of Mase Area, Suleja Niger State
2. Chinedu Onyebuchi ‘M’ Of Gwagwa Area, Fct
3. Paul Okere ‘M’ Of Dape Area, Fct
4. Maxwell Okechukwu ‘M’ Of Dape Area, Fct
The robbery syndicate is made up of one (1) female and three (3) male persons. The gang specialize in one chance robbery of innocent citizens within the FCT.
At about 08:00AM of 10th August, 2015, the gang picked a female victim (name withheld) from UTC Area 10 to Wuse 2 and along the way attempted to rob her of her belong at Central Business Area. While struggling with the suspects the Victim sighted a police patrol team and she raised the alarm for help which attracted the police and other spirited citizens who came to her rescue.
After a hot chase, the operational car of the suspect was intercepted around Coomasie House, CBD. The robbery suspects attempted to escape but they were arrested by the police team with support of members of the public at scene.
An attempt to lynch the suspects by members of the public was thwarted by the responding Police team on ground who made a call for backup. Police re-enforcement was sent to the area and the suspects were eventually rescued from angry mob and situation finally brought under control.
The suspects were arrested and brought to the station for interrogation, victim has volunteered useful information. Two other persons (earlier victims) identified one of the suspects as one of those who robbed them recently using the same one-chance method. The case has been transferred to State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Abuja for further investigation.