The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has reported the arrest of 307 suspected Criminals in Abuja.
This is following the takeoff of Operation Velvet by the FCT Police Command comprising operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit, counter terrorism unit and other anti-crime outfits.
The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh who made this know on Monday said that “on 11/02/2024 at about 11:30pm, he personally led the tactical teams of the Command in the newly launched Operation Velvet to raid a marked black spot, Gidan Dambe in Dei-Dei -Zuba axis and arrested three hundred and seven (307) suspects”.
“During a search, one English Pistol with fifteen (15) rounds of 9mm ammunition was recovered from one Ibrahim Tukur who claimed to be a DSS personnel.
“Other exhibits such as Motorcycles, wraps of marijuana, illicit substances and valuables reasonably suspected to have have been stolen from innocent residents were equally recovered.
CP Igweh said the suspects will undergo screening and profiling pointing out that the ooeration by the command is also aimed curbing all forms of vehicular criminality and other crimes in the FCT
The CP cautioned officers against extortion of residents and to adopt professionalism in the discharge of their lawful duties, as security of the populace remains his utmost priority.
He urged residents to report suspicious activities through the Pokice emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB:09022222352.