Barely 7 hours after the Maitama Pharmacy robbery incident, the FCT Police Command have recovered the vehicle which was stolen at gunpoint and arrested one of the 6 armed robbers who perpetrated the unforgivable crime.
The FCT Police Command today 13th of October 2022, at about 15:30hrs after an all-night pursuit and an aggressive Man-hunt of Armed hoodlums, recovered the Maitama gun-point stolen vehicle and arrested one suspect.
Recall that On October 12, 2022, at about 20:00hrs two residents, a male and a female, drove into a pharmacy in the Maitama District area of the FCT.
While the female went into the pharmacy, the male remained by the car waiting. It was thereafter reported that some armed hoodlums numbering about 6 came in a Mazda vehicle and forced him into Toyota Landcruiser Jeep with Diplomatic Registration Number GD CD 071, and took off with him.
Unfortunately, a passerby who attempted to come to his aid was shot in the head and later confirmed dead at the Maitama District Hospital.
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Consequent upon the above, the Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji Sunday psc deployed several Tactical and Intelligence apparatuses at the Command’s disposal on an aggressive manhunt for the miscreants and the recovery of the stolen vehicle.
7 hours later, The painstaking effort of the Command yielded results as the vehicle was recovered at Jabi magajipi, off Eco Bank Junction Jabi, while one Emmanuel okoi, a 29 years old male resident of Jabi and a suspected member of the criminal syndicate was arrested.
As part of the investigation, an identification parade was conducted where the victim identified the suspect as one of his six abductors. An investigation has been intensified and unfolding facts will be communicated subsequently.
Source: DSP Josephine Adeh, FCT Police Command, Abuja.