Police arrest dismissed soldier and one other for robbery in Abuja

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), FCT Command, have arrested a dismissed soldier, Gabriel David Elihu, of Apo Mechanic Village, and Alex Iorjaa of Gboko L.G.A of Benue State, for armed robbery and kidnapping in Abuja.

FCT Police Commissioner, CP Ben Igweh, made this known during a media briefing on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

According to the CP, the suspects were arrested on March 17, after receiving a distress call at about 02:30pm, through the Mabushi Division from two victims; Blessing Mafulul Damia and Haliru Zakari, that some men in an unregistered Toyota Hilux trailed them while on their way home from a medical store in Gwarimpa to Gishiri village, robbed them of their valuables and attempted to kidnap them.

“Upon receipt of the information, Police operatives of the Division swung into action, trailed the vehicle and arrested the two suspects Elihu and Iorjaa. A black coloured Toyota Hilux with Reg No. NBB 03 AH (Nasarawa), a jackknife, and some military accoutrements were recovered from them. Suspects will be charged to court soon,” the CP stated.


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