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FCT Police Arrest Armed Robbery Gang Leader ‘Pounds and Dollar’

The FCT Police Command has announced the arrest of one Chukwuemeka Oputa a.k.a Pounds and Dollar, a 38-year-old male of Umuaka, Njaba, Imo State.

According to a statement by the Spokesperson for the command, SP Josephine Adeh, Oputa is the leader of a gang responsible for a series of armed robberies and other heinous crimes in FCT.

His arrest, carried out on April 4, 2024, at about 2:00 PM, is consequent upon the apprehension of one Moses Hassan ‘m’ of Idda, Kogi State, a cultist, and member of the armed robbery gang, on February 14, 2024.

According to the police spokesperson, “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 A.K.A. 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, a Dane gun, and three (3) AK47 ammunitions, a 5.56mm assault ammunition, and an empty cartridge, were recovered from the suspects.

“While effort is on top gear to recover other exhibits in possession of the suspects, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to making 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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