July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

Police Arrest Armed Robbery Kingpin, Others, Recover Exhibits

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command have arrested one Chukwuemeka Oputa, aka ‘Pounds and Dollar’, of Umuaka, Njaba, Imo State, who is alleged to be the leader of a gang responsible for a series of armed robberies and other crimes in the nation’s capital.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said on Monday that the suspects were nabbed on April 4, 2024.

She said the arrest was 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.

Other gang members, including one Praise Etta of Etung, Cross River State; Rafael Dav A.K.A. Raffy of Guma, Benue State; and Thomas Akange of Markudi, Benue State, were also arrested by the police operatives.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects include four locally fabricated AK47 rifles, threeo locally made rifles using cartridges, an English pistol, one locally made pistol, a Dane gun and three AK47 ammunitions, a 5.56mm assault ammunition, and an empty cartridge.

“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”, the PPRO added.

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