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Wanted, notorious armed robbery kingpin, 4 gang members arrested in FCT

The operatives of the FCT police command have arrested a wanted, notorious armed robbery kingpin named Chukwuemeka Oputa aka Pounds and Dollars, and the leader of an armed robbery gang responsible for a series of armed robberies and other heinous crimes in FCT.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the 38-year-old kingpin, of Umuaka, Njaba, Imo State, was arrested on April 4, 2024, at about 2 pm.

Spokesman of FCT Command, SP Josephine Adeh said “His arrest is consequent upon the arrest of one Moses Hassan of Idda, Kogi State, a cultist, and member of the armed robbery gang, on February 14, 2024.

“Investigation subsequently led police operatives to the arrest of three other gang members, namely: Praise Etta, 30 years ‘old, of Etung, Cross River State; Rafael Dav aka Raffy, 28 years old, of Guma, Benue State; and Thomas Akange, 38 years ‘old, of Markudi, Benue State.

“All the suspects have since confessed to being involved in a series of armed robberies and other heinous crimes in FCT and are also members of a confraternity cult group called Vikings.

“Several exhibits, such as four (4) locally fabricated AK47 rifles, three (3) locally made rifles using cartridges, an English pistol, one locally made pistol, and a Dane gun were recovered from them.

“Other recoveries from the gang include three (3) AK47 ammunitions, a 5.56mm assault ammunition, and an empty cartridge.

“While effort is on top gear to recover other exhibits in possession of the suspects, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to make FCT inhabitable for criminals.

“He also urges residents to be vigilant and to always take advantage of the Police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through:
08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.”

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