Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arrested six suspected killers of a police corporal who was murdered on 29 December, 2016.
The suspects are Ismaila Abdulwaheed, 28, Saliu Saka, 22, Sunday Odo, 21, John Paul,17, Ifeanyi Peter,19 and John Paul , 19.
Parading the suspects before newsmen, the FCT police Commissioner, Mr Muhammad Mustafa said that they were arrested on Jan. 14 by operatives of the command.
He said the syndicate stabbed the deceased on the chest with a dagger, after robbing him of two phones, GOTV decoder, cash and other valuables.
Mustafa said the syndicate operated in unpainted taxi shuttle between Berger, Airport road or Area 1and, Gwagwalada in search of their victims.
“They are notorious for inflicting serious body injury on their victims, and even killing their victims in the process.
“The syndicate takes advantage of the evening rush hours, when people are rushing to get to their homes, to lure their unsuspecting victims,“he said.
The commissioner said the suspects had confessed to the crime and would be charged to court on conclusion of investigation,“he said.
Mustafa said items recovered from them include, one blue colour golf car with reg. no. KWL 421 TC, one nokia cell phone belonging to the deceased police personnel and three knives.
In a related development, Mustafa said the police had arrested three armed robbery suspects at the Banex Junction in Wuse 2 on Jan. 22.
The suspects are: Felix Tarnongo of Dutse Alhaji,Ibrahim Yusuf, Mustafa Tohoru of Mabushi village and Samuel Obasi also of Mabushi village.
He said that items recovered from them included, two locally made pistols, one Barreta pistol and one cartridge.
The commissioner said that operatives of the command had also arrested other suspects for various crimes and recovered several items.
He restated the command’s preparedness to deploy massively to deal with the excesses of criminals and ensure that such criminal elements did not evade justice.