Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

FCT police parade gang of 5 car robbers led by medical doctor

The FCT Police command has arrested and paraded 5 suspects who specialize in dispossessing FCT residents of their cars and possessions at gunpoint.

Commissioner of Police FCT, Mr Sadiq Bello, stated this while briefing journalists on the arrest by the command, adding that one of the suspect specializes in changing colors of stolen cars.

According to Bello, the gang is led by one Dr, Ola Jimade, who owns a private hospital in Kubwa, but was still at large.

He said that items recovered from the suspects were five vehicles including a BMW X6 car; four pistols; eight rounds of live ammunition and a face mask.

He noted that the face mask, four pistol, eight rounds of live ammunition and a face mask, were recovered from Dr. Jimade’s hospital in Kubwa Phase Three, stating that the items concealed in a bag in the office of the doctor, were recovered during execution of a search warrant in the suspect`s hospital.

He said that the arrest of the syndicate was sequel to a reported case of armed robbery incident in Maitama in November 2017, where a BMW X6 car and large quantities of gold were carted away.

Bello said that four of the stolen vehicles had been identified by their respective owners who were robbed at gunpoint.

He said that the gang’s modus operandi was to gain access into the houses of their targets by blaring the horns of their cars at the gate, adding that investigation was ongoing to recover more vehicles and to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.

Bello said that the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation.

In a related development, the command had also arrested Destiny Abang, 32, from Boki East in Cross River while trying to steal a car from Area 8, Garki, Abuja.

The commissioner of police said in the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to have stolen several cars within Garki and environs that were taken to Boki for sale.

Bello said the investigation led to the recovery of 13 cars.

They include: Five Mazda 323 saloon car, a Golf three car, three Toyota corolla cars, a Nissan primera car, a Mazda 626 car and a Toyota Highlander car.

He advised members of the public to always make thorough checks on vehicles by insisting on seeing the original copies of particulars before buying to avoid buying stolen cars.

He however urged the public to cooperate and collaborate with police for peace and tranquility in the territory.

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