Police arrest suspected kidnappers, car snatchers in Abuja

Police arrest suspected kidnappers, car snatchers in Abuja

Monday, August 22, 2016 10:22 pm


The FCT Police Command on Monday in Abuja said it had arrested three suspected members of a notorious kidnapping and car snatching syndicate.

The suspects are: Alhaji Isah Aliu, Labaran Abubakar and Abdullahi Ishaq.

Presenting the suspects to newsmen, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammad Mustafa, said that among the suspects was the leader of the gang.

“Among those arrested is a notorious car snatcher and leader of the gang who recruits the hoodlums and supplies them with arms and ammunition to carry out operations for him,“he said.

Mustapha said that the suspects were part of suspects presented to newsmen recently who kidnapped their victim from Maitama and took her to a guest inn in Sokoto state where she was rescued by Police operatives.

“The FCT Police Command has successfully cracked down and arrested other members of the syndicate who were at large,“he said.

He said that the command had intensified effort to recover the victim’s Toyota Rav4 car and one other Toyota venza all parked at the gang’s hideout in Niger Republic.

In a related development, Mustafa said that the command had arrested Dr Kalu Nwachukwu, a consultant Gynecologist who has been alleged to have taken undue advantage of his female patients.

He said that his arrest followed a report on Aug. 4 of unethical conduct.

The commissioner said that the suspect confessed to have had sexual affair with some of his female patients who came to him for treatment or consultation in his office and other locations

“Investigations also revealed that the suspect uses drugs to induce his victim in order to have intercourse with them,“he said.

He said that the suspect was been arraigned in the court.

The commissioner said that other arrests and recovery made by the command included three notorious fraudsters, `one chance` fraudsters and motorcycle thieves.

Others are; armoured cables, 14 motorcycles, cell phones, and one television set among others.

He advised members of the public to ensure they carried out thorough background check on the credibility of the doctors they engaged as their personal or family physicians. (NAN)

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