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 FCT Police Raid Criminal Hideouts in Abuja, Arrest 85 Suspects For Various Offences

The FCT Police ,in raids on criminal hideouts, have seize counterfeit currency, drugs, and weapons

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command, weekend, said it had raided criminal hideouts and arrested 85 suspects.

It said operatives stormed some identified black spots and criminal hideouts in Durumi and Dei-Dei axis of Abuja, serving as places of hibernation for hoodlums and arrested 85 suspects for various offenses.

The command, which said the shanties would be demolished, said the offences ranged from erecting illegal structures and shanties to the peddling of hard drugs and the manufacturing of counterfeit currencies.

At the same time, the Rivers State Police Command, has warned that it would not tolerate any form of political crisis that would cause unrest in the state.

A statement by the FCT command said, “a search warrant was executed in some of the structures and several exhibits ranging from paper and coins counterfeit currencies both in local and foreign, light weapons, eight motorcycles, seven generators, gadgets, and several ATM cards suspected to have been stolen from their victims were recovered.”

The statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer and Superintendent of Police (SP), Josephine Adeh, said all the arrested suspects will be screened, while those found culpable will be profiled and arraigned in court “as the illegal wooden structures erected by the hoodlums were dismantled and set ablaze to deter criminals from turning these places to a brewing ground for criminals.

“While investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh,  wishes to reassure residents of his commitment to flush out criminals from FCT and ensure the safety of all.”

He also urged residents to be vigilant and report suspicious movements to the police.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Police Command has warned that it would not tolerate any form of political crisis that would cause unrest in the state.

Spokesperson of the Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, in a statement, on Sunday, noted that the police were aware of the numerous political statements and sentiments that have been circulating within the state.

The command under the watch of the Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu expressed its determination to protect lives and properties of residence in the state.

The police also warned that it would not hesitate to take decisive action against those in the name of politics trying to disrupt the existing peace in the state

“The Command will not stand idle and allow any individual or group to disrupt the existing peace in the state under any guise or pretext.

“The Rivers State Police Command will not hesitate to take decisive action against any person or group of persons found to be in violation of the laws and orders of the state,” Iringe-Koko.

Kingsley Nwezeh and Blessing Ibunge

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