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The operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja Police command, Nigeria says it a arrested one Chukwuemeka Oputa A.K.A. Pounds and Dollar aged 38 year old  of Umuaka, Njaba, Imo State on April 4,2024  who is allegedly the leader of an armed robbery gang responsible for series of armed robberies and other heinous crimes in FCT.

Superintendent of Police(SP) Josephine Adeh in a statement on Monday April 8,2024 said his arrest is consequent upon the apprehension of one Mr Moses Hassan ‘of Idda, Kogi State, a cultist, and member of the armed robbery gang, on February 14, 2024.

SP Adeh said “investigation subsequently led police operatives to the arrest of three other gang members, namely: Praise Etta, 30 years old of Etung, Cross River State; Rafael Dav A.K.A. Raffy, 28 years old, of Guma, Benue State; and Thomas Akange, 38 years ‘old, of Markudi, Benue State. All the suspects have since confessed to being involved in a series of armed robberies and other heinous crimes in FCT and are also members of a confraternity cult group called Vikings.

“Several exhibits, such as four (4) locally fabricated AK47 rifles, three (3) locally made rifles using cartridges, an English pistol, one locally made pistol, a Dane gun, and three (3) AK47 ammunitions, a 5.56mm assault ammunition, and an empty cartridge, were recovered from the suspects.

“While effort is on top gear to recover other exhibits in possession of the suspects, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to making FCT inhabitable for criminals”.

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