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Car Snatching Syndicate uncovered as police arrest 5 suspects for Fraud

Following a series of reported cases of car theft and vehicles removed from where parked or snatched at gunpoint, particularly Hilux vehicles by unscrupulous elements, the FCT Police Command has arrested a syndicate perpetrating the crime.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that operatives of FCT Police Command on February 16th 2024 at about 3 pm, acting on credible intelligence, arrested three (3) notorious and wanted car snatchers namely Dacid Junior Godwin of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State (gang Leader), Paul Taju of Gwagwalada, Abuja and Ali Shitu of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

Confirming the development the Commissioner of Police, FCT Police Command CP Benneth Igweh said: “The suspects according to the CP are members of a four (4) man gang who specialised in inter-state car theft and snatching.

“They were responsible for a series of car snatching and the disappearance of several Hilux vehicles reportedly stolen in FCT and its environment.

“The suspects came into FCT, perpetrated their heinous acts and took the stolen vehicles to Port-Harcourt to sell.

“A master key and a total of Nine (9) vehicles were recovered from them namely; A red Toyota Rav 4 car (without Reg. No), A brown Toyota Corolla car with Reg No. GWA 630 AG, A Toyota Camry with Reg No. ABJ 307 LK, A Lexus SUV jeep with Reg No. KRD 949 FM and 5 white Hilux vehicles (all without Reg No.)

“The suspects confessed to the crime and are currently assisting the police to arrest other gang members at large.

“Similarly, on February 23rd,2024 at about 2:15 pm, acting on credible intelligence, police operatives of the Command from the Anti-fraud unit arrested two suspects namely; Abdullahi Yahaya 35 of Nasarawa State and Gold Ebere 53 of Jabi, Abuja, at Tin Can Resort Garden in Jabi, Abuja in possession of thirty-six (36) bundles of fake hundred (100) US dollar($) notes.

” They confessed to be members of an eight (8) man gang who specialised in inter-state sale of fake dollar notes and have sold several of the fake notes to unsuspecting residents of FCT before they ran out of luck and were apprehended.

“The suspects are currently assisting the Police to apprehend other gang members on the run.”

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