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Police Bust Criminal Hideout In Abuja, Arrest 32 Suspects



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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested 32 suspected criminals in a raid operation.

News About Nigeria reports that the suspects were apprehended for various offences, according to a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, on Thursday.

The raid operation was carried out on Wednesday in identified black spots and suspected criminal hideouts.

The areas targeted included Apo by Tarabora, Angwa Tiv by Zone E extension, and the fish market at Apo resettlement, Abuja.

Prior to the operation, these areas were known to be hideouts for scavengers and hoodlums who had been disturbing the peace in Nigeria’s capital city.

The police aimed to disrupt their activities and restore order to the community.

She said the operation was a success, with 32 suspects arrested and taken into custody, adding that the police are continuing to investigate their involvement in various criminal activities.

According to the PPRO, the 32 suspects, comprising two females were nabbed for offences, ranging from peddling of illicit substances to erection of illegal structures and shanties.

SP Josephine said the security operatives dismantled the shanties and illegal structures erected by the suspects in the raided areas.

She noted that exhibits such as mobile phones, suspected to have been stolen from unsuspecting residents, dried leaves suspected to be marijuana (Cannabis sativa), and housebreaking tools were recovered from the suspects.

Assuring the general public of an adequate investigation into the matter, Josephine said all the suspects would be screened, stressing that those found culpable would be “profiled and arranged in court to deter other intending criminals from turning these places into a brewing ground for criminals.”