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Over 40 People Arrested In Abuja For Rape Related Offenses And Others

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday said it arrested 42 suspects over rape, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the territory.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command, Mr Bala Ciroma, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja.
He said that 26 of the suspects were kidnap syndicates arrested during a Joint Counter Kidnapping Operation involving the Police, the Military and other security agencies tagged “Operation Sharan Daji”.

He said that the Police Operatives attached to Gwagwalada Area Command on Oct. 28 arrested one Juri Abubakar, 30, a member of a kidnap syndicate at Yangoji area of the FCT following a tip off.

Ciroma said that the suspect had admitted to supplying food to other members of the syndicate who had threatened to kidnap a victim but was foiled by prompt intervention of the police.
He said that Omadivi, a student of the University of Abuja and others were arrested for conniving and threatening to kidnap their targeted victim who reported to the police.

Ciroma said that the suspects had demanded for N500,000 from their target before they were apprehended by the operatives, adding that three cutlasses, one Samsung phone, one smart card and one knife were recovered from the suspects.

Ciroma said that police operatives attached to Mabushi Division on Nov. 4 arrested one Demi Ejegi, 65, caught in the act of defiling a 3-year old child.
He said that the suspect had told police during investigation that they were sharing meal together when the urge to defile the child came over him.

The Commissioner said that operatives attached to Anti-One Chance Unit in the command on Oct. 31 arrested one Ezenwodo Orioha, 65 at his hideout in Karimo Village for aiding one chance robbery.

He said that the suspect told the operative during investigation that he was a native doctor who prepares charms for the syndicates before setting out for operations.

Ciroma said that all the suspects would be arraigned in court on conclusion of investigations, NAN reports

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