The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has announced the impoundment of 10 vehicles suspected to have been involved in “one chance” activities within the territory.
During a media briefing in Abuja, Mr Haruna Garba, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the FCT, revealed that the recently established ‘Anti-One Chance Squad’ of the command was responsible for the vehicle seizures, aimed at curbing the prevalence of such criminal activities in the FCT.
Most of the impounded vehicles were found to have tinted windows, prompting further searches which led to the discovery of axes, cutlasses, and knives believed to have been intended for use in carrying out these criminal acts.
The CP mentioned that three suspects, connected to the seized vehicles, were currently under investigation.
Garba also highlighted the recent arrest made by operatives from Zuba Division on October 8. Acting on a distress call regarding suspicious activities around the Zuba fruit market, the police apprehended a suspect who attempted to flee upon sighting the officers. Following interrogation, the suspect confessed to being part of a 5-man gang and subsequently assisted in the arrest of two additional gang members. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of two AK-47 rifles, two magazines, and 35 rounds of live ammunition from the suspects’ residences.
The CP noted that since the first reported case of male organ disappearance in Gwagwalada on September 21, a total of 62 cases had been reported in the FCT. As a response, 51 suspects have been charged to court for providing false information and inciting public disturbance related to these incidents.
In conclusion, Garba reiterated his commitment and willingness to collaborate with FCT residents in the fight against all forms of crime within the territory.