The Police in Delta state has arrested a suspected member of a motorbike snatching syndicate.
The Police PR Officer (PPRO) within the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said the suspected member of the gang was arrested at Edjeba, in Udu government Area of the state.
He said on June 16, 2018, one Chief Olugbenga Akinbamili, was riding a Honda Shadow motorcycle, when the suspect suddenly overtook him at high speed, and dragged him to an uncompleted building, where they robbed him of The police command in Delta has arrested a suspected member of a gang that specialises in motorcycle snatching.
The Acting spokesman for the command, DSP Edafe Bright, made the disclosure a press release on Wednesday in Warri.
Bright said that the opposite members of the gang were still at large, adding that the command recovered two motorcycle from the suspect.
He said that the suspect was apprehended on July 17 by police personnel from Oghara Division in Ethiope West government Area of Delta.
“On July 17, 2021, at about 15.30hrs, the Divisional policeman , Oghara Division, CSP Jimoh Hassan, detailed a team to start patrol around Oghara and its environs to checkmate crime,” Bright said. He said that the 21-year-old suspect was intercepted by the patrol team at Koko Junction.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed himself et al. at large to be motorcycle snatchers. “He later led police operatives to Koko Junction where two unregistered motorcycles, one big Elema generator and a Nissan Primera with Reg No. BEN 564 LT, were recovered,” he said.
Bright said that the command had intensified manhunt for the opposite members of the gang.
The FCT Police Command on Monday in Abuja said it had arrested three suspected members of a notorious kidnapping and car snatching syndicate. The suspects are: Alhaji Isah Aliu, Labaran Abubakar and Abdullahi Ishaq. Presenting the suspects to newsmen, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammad Mustafa, said that among the suspects was the leader of the gang.
“Among those arrested may be a notorious car snatcher and leader of the gang who recruits the hoodlums and supplies them with arms and ammunition to hold out operations for him,“he said. Mustapha said that the suspects were a part of suspects presented to newsmen recently who kidnapped their victim from Maitama and took her to a guest inn in Sokoto state where she was rescued by Police operatives.
In a related development, Mustafa said that the command had arrested Dr Kalu Nwachukwu, a consultant Gynecologist who has been imagined to have taken undue advantage of his female patients. He said that his arrest followed a report on Aug. 4 of unethical conduct.
The commissioner said that the suspect confessed to possess had sexual affair with a number of his female patients who came to him for treatment or consultation in his office and other locations “Investigations also revealed that the suspect uses drugs to induce his victim so as to possess intercourse with them,“he said.
He said that the suspect was been arraigned within the court. The commissioner said that other arrests and recovery made by the command included three notorious fraudsters, `one chance` fraudsters and motorcycle thieves. Others are; armoured cables, 14 motorcycles, cell phones, and one television receiver among others.
He advised members of the general public to make sure they administered thorough background check on the credibility of the doctors they engaged as their personal or family physicians.
Three notorious members of a robbery gang that specialised in posing as commercial motorcycles to rob commuters while in traffic are currently being investigated by the Lagos State Police Command.
“The FCT Police Command has successfully cracked down and arrested other members of the syndicate who were at large,“he said. He said that the command had intensified effort to recover the victim’s Toyota Rav4 car and one other Toyota venza all parked at the gang’s hideout in Niger Republic.One of the suspects, Shefiu Aliu, was arrested around Nepa, Ayobo-Ipaja, Jefferson Davis’ Birthday at about 9p.m. by a surveillance patrol team attached to Ipaja police headquarters .
He was arrested while attempting to grab handsets and purses from two females namely Grace Williams and Deborah Williams.
Similarly, at about 10.10p.m. of an equivalent date, surveillance patrol team from an equivalent Ipaja police headquarters , deployed to Zion Church area, Aina-Obembe Road, Baruwa, arrested one Biodun Oladimeji and Afiz Tajudeen a.k.a Arapa after snatching a bag from one Obiako Ruth. The FCT Police Command on Friday paraded 49 suspects in reference to alleged heist , kidnapping, car snatching, drug peddling and frauds.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, said that the arrests were a part of achievements made in its crime fighting efforts.
He said that the command also recovered seven firearms, two live ammunition, 12 cars, 16 cutlasses, charms and other exhibits from the suspects.
The suspects, consistent with Ciroma, includes 21 armed robbers, 14 kidnappers, eight car snatchers, five drug peddlers and one fraudster.
He said that recent Joint Operation launched by the safety agencies to deal with emerging security concerns in parts of the FCT, especially the cases of kidnapping at some rural communities had begun to yield positive results.
He said that thus far , a complete of 10 persons suspected to be working with the syndicates behind the criminal act had been arrested around Rubochi, Kuje, Kwali and Abaji axis and were currently under investigations. The suspected kidnappers arrested consistent with him were Mohammad Umar, 22; Mohammed Abdulsalam, 18; Abdullahi Bashir, 17; Abdulrazak Ibrahim, 20; Ibrahim Dogosika, 20; and Idris Ori, 30.
Other arrested suspected kidnappers were Friday Taiye, 22; Abdullahi Ibrahim, 30; Garba Abubakar, 25 and Abdullahi Mohammed, 35.
He said that sequel to the continued investigation into a reported kidnap incident at Asokoro on Sept. 14, Police detectives from the Command Anti-Kidnapping Squad arrested one Saadu Abubakar, 23.
“The Suspect was arrested around Apo after the telephone number used for the criminal act was traced to him. The Command is making concerted effort to arrest other persons involved in the criminal act.”