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42 suspected kidnappers, paedophiles, rapists, others rounded up in Abuja

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ABOUT 42 people were yesterday paraded in Abuja for allegedly terrorising residents of the city by committing various offences.

  While 32 were arrested in connection with kidnaping, four were alleged to be paedophiles and two others in net for rape with five suspected as ‘one-chance’ operators.

  Explaining that the suspects were arrested to rid criminality out of Abuja, FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma stated that they were picked from various areas in the Federal Capital Territory by operatives of Special Joint Counter Kidnaping Operation in conjunction with other security agencies, calling on residents to collaborate with the police by giving useful information that could lead to the arrests of criminals.

  “The Joint Counter Kidnapping Operation involving the police, the military and other security agencies tagged “Operation Sharan Daji,” arrested 26 persons suspected to be part of different kidnap syndicates operating along Kuje, Rubochi, Kwali and Abaji axis, including one Usman Abdullahi ‘m’ 40 years and 25 others.

Our men also recovered four  locally-fabricated firearms, one Dane gun with ten-round cylinder loader, four cartridges, three cutlasses, three Face masks, 24 wraps of dry leaves suspected to be marijuana, several identity cards and charms from the suspects.

In another development, on 4th November, 2019, police operatives attached to Mabushi Division arrested one Demi Ejegi ‘m’ 65 years who was caught in the act of defiling a three-year-old child. The suspected paedophile stated that they were sharing a meal together when the urge to violate the victim came over him.

  The suspect will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation. Police operatives attached to Anti-Car Theft Unit, arrested in different operations one Ahmed Raji ‘m’ 30 years and one Abiodun Oyedokun ‘m’ 28 years for being in possession of stolen vehicles.

The exhibits recovered include one Toyota Corolla silver in colour, with reg. no. DMA 946 AA, Toyota Camry dark ash in colour AE 571 BDK, Honda Accord gold in colour, with reg no BF 06 DKA; one unregistered Toyota Corolla silver in colour.

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