Police in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja have arrested three students of Bingham university for allegedly killing one Obasi Okeke, a Bolt driver.
The suspects, Obasieyene Inemesit Inem, Aaron Anthony and Alasan Ayomide Olusegun, all male allegedly slit the throat of their victim after attempting to use fake bank alert to pay the bolt driver.
Parading the suspects at the FCT Police Command, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command, CP Haruna Garba said the Obasi Okeke ‘m’ was found lying in his pool of blood with a slit throat at Ngugu close Area 11 Garki Abuja.
He said painstaking investigation led to the arrest of the three suspects.
“In the course of investigation it was discovered that the deceased was a bolt driver who was called by one of the suspect to convey them to Guzape Area of Abuja where they have gone to buy Indian hemp. Back from Guzape, to their take off point, they discovered they had no money to pay for their trip, they decided to play a fast one by showing the deceased a fake debit alert on their phone, but the deceased insisted that he has not received any alert. In the ensuing argument one of the suspect brought out a knife slit the deceased throat and fled from the scene. The three (3) suspects have since confessed to the crime and will be charge to court soon.” CP Garba narrated.
Also paraded by the FCT Police Command was Abdusalam Mohammed Abubakar ‘m’ arrested by operatives from Area “B” Division, Nyanya for allegedly abducting a 3year old boy.
He was said to have lured the small boy to follow him. However, he was intercepted by passersby who almost lynched him to death.
CP Garba said, “The boy was rescued and suspect arrested. In the course of investigation he confessed to the crime and mentioned one Abba as his co-accomplice who talked him to look for a boy for him. The rescued boy has since been handed over to the parents while the suspect will soon be charge to court.”
The Police arrested three suspects, Monday Yakubu, Samath Tajudeen and Henry Monday, for kidnapping, while some members of one-chance syndicate were arrested.
“On 14th July 2023 Kingsley Oji ‘m’ and Ndidi Joseph ‘f’ were arrested for armed robbery. The duo masqueraded as commercial driver and passenger respectively and picked one Patience Ogboji ‘f’ in their car as passenger from Dei-dei to Gwarinpa. That while on their way, they forcefully dispossessed her of her ATM card and GSM handset after which she was beaten up. However in the process of pushing the victim out of the car, the victim held unto Ndidi Joseph (Suspect) on her cloth and both fell out of the car. The injured victim was taken to the Hospital. The two (2) suspects has confessed to the crime and will soon be charge to court.
“In a similar development, on the 7th July, 2023 at about 1900hrs, one Paul Danjuma masqueraded as a commercial driver and picked one Blessing Agu ‘f’ in his Toyota Camry with Reg. No.GWA 947 DB at Garki, Abuja to Area 3 junction, Garki. That while on their way the suspect/driver stabbed the girl on her thigh and hands and robbed her of her bag containing Laptop, two phones and ATM card, thereafter pushed her out of the vehicle and zoomed off. But luck ran out of him when the Police Operatives in RRS on Patrol gave him a hot chase and arrested him. The car in question was recovered and in it were the suspect’s POS Machine and victim’s bag.” CP Garba further disclosed.
In another development, two suspected car thieves were arrested.
According to the FCT Police Commissioner, “On 16/06/2023 at about 1400hrs, one Ibrahim Jibrin ‘m’ of Rayfield Jos, Plateau state, age 29 yrs went to Automatic car wash Area 10 Garki and pretended to buy Mercedes Benz GLK 350 Jeep valued fourteen million naira (N14,000,000). He demanded to test drive the vehicle and he was obliged. He zoomed off with the vehicle to unknown location only to be arrested three (3) weeks later with the vehicle in Jos by the Police.
“In a similar development, on 28/06/2023 at about 0910 hrs one Mishak Synophro ‘m’ of Delta state age 25yrs went to Automatic car wash, Area 10 Garki Abuja, disguised as an intending buyer of a Mercedes Benz GLB 250 valued at fifty five million naira (N55 000, 000). In the process of purchase, the seller entrusted the suspect to test drive the vehicle with him. They branched at a filling station to buy fuel and when the owner of the vehicle alighted to make payment he zoomed off with the said vehicle to an unknown location. Luck ran out of him when he was arrested at Benin, Edo State by the Police on the 11th of July, 2023 and the vehicle recovered. Both suspects will soon be charge to court.”