The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) announced it has impounded 10 vehicles suspected to have been used for “one chance” activities in the territory.
This was revealed by the Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the FCT, Mr Haruna Garba, at a media briefing on Friday in Abuja.
He opined the vehicles were impounded by the newly created ‘Anti-One Chance Squad’ of the command to curb the menace of “one chance” activities within the FCT.
According to him, most of the vehicles impounded had tinted glasses on them and during searches, axes, cutlasses and knives, ostensibly for use in carrying out their criminal activities were recovered from the vehicles.
He said the three suspects who were arrested in connection with the seizure of the vehicles were currently under investigation.
Garba said that operatives of the command from Zuba Division, on Oct. 8, arrested three suspects over alleged armed robbery and kidnapping.
He said the suspects were arrested following a distress call about some strange and suspicious movements around the Zuba Fruit Market.
“Police operatives from Zuba Division swiftly mobilized to the scene and arrested a suspect, who upon sighting the police operatives took to his heels.
“He was given a hot chase and apprehended by police operatives.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of a 5-man gang and later led the police operatives to the arrest of two of his gang members.
“Two AK-47 rifles, two magazines and 35 rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the houses of the suspects.
“The suspects are cooperating with police authority to arrest the rest of the gang members,” he added.
Garba however, reaffirmed his commitment and willingness to always work with FCT residents to defeat crime in all its forms in the territory.