A fleeing robbery suspect has been gunned down by the police while three accomplices were arrested in Abuja.
Spokesperson, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, said in a statement on Sunday.
According to her, the deceased who sustained gunshot injuries and was taken to the hospital where the doctor confirmed him dead while receiving treatment was part of a gang robbing victims along with Kubwa Garden.
“Three other suspects were arrested by operatives of the Kubwa Division.
“The suspects, all male are Abubakar Isa, 20; Abdullahi Abdul 23; and Mubarak Usman 25,” she added.
According to the statement, the suspects confessed they were responsible for terrorising the Kubwa axis of Abuja, adding that three cutlasses, one dagger, one cutter, two laptops, nine mobile phones, two plasma TV and jewelries were recovered from them.
The police spokesperson said efforts were ongoing to arrest other suspects who escaped.
The statement also pointed out the FCT Police Command has arrested six suspects for car snatching and armed robbery along Kubwa, Garki and Lokoja axis.
The suspects are Beneth Idiwogu, 31; Uche Victor,37; and Julius Kilotomo 22, Mariam said. Recovered from them were two silver-coloured Toyota Corolla, two silver-coloured Toyota RAV4 and one black coloured Lexus.
She said the suspects, all male, were arrested during different coordinated intelligence operations by the Command’s Anti-Car Theft Unit and hinted that the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of the investigation.
The police, therefore, enjoined residents to always report all suspicious movements.