The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has placed a ban on the use of tinted glass vehicles and covered number plates within Abuja, saying violators would be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
The Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, CP Babaji Sunday, made the disclosure yesterday while parading 26 arrested suspects for their alleged involvement in crimes ranging from kidnapping, drug trafficking, car theft, armed robbery, among other sundry crimes.
CP Babaji said operatives from Dawaki Police Division acting on a tip-off arrested one Danjuma Mohammed aged 38 years in possession of two AK 47 rifles and 60 rounds of live ammunitions while transporting exhibits.
He added: “Consequent upon his arrest, police investigation led to the arrest of Yahaya Musa, 47, and Shagari Ahmadu, 42, who are members of the same syndicate which specialises in kidnapping their victims for ransom around Bwari/Kwali axis of the FCT.
“During a clearance operation launched at their camp in Bwari axis, police operatives from Bwari Division recovered two AK 47 rifles and 90 rounds of live ammunition abandoned by the suspects who escaped the camp on sighting the operatives.
“On 27th August, 2021, the Command’s anti-car theft section arrested one David Friday, 25, and his accomplice Moses Benjamin, 34, for stealing a Toyota corolla car at Goza market, Airport road.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the car belongs to his employer and the suspect fabricated a spare key of the car which he handed over to his accomplice to steal the said car from where it was parked. The car has been recovered. The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.”
Babaji, who expressed satisfaction with operations conducted by operatives of the command in recent weeks, said the command has recorded a major milestone in its ongoing fight against crime, with the smashing of a notorious kidnapping syndicate where positive arrests were made and arms and ammunitions recovered.