Police storm criminal hideouts, nab 85 suspects in Abuja


The FCT Police Command operatives conducted coordinated raid operations targeting known black spots and criminal hideouts in the Durumi and Dei-Dei areas of Abuja, resulting in the arrest of eighty-five (85) suspects on various charges.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the arrests and revealed that the series of raids took place from March 31 to April 4, 2024.

Adeh mentioned that the hideouts were well-known for being shelters for hoodlums, where various criminal activities took place, including the construction of illegal structures and shanties used for trafficking hard drugs and producing counterfeit currencies.

“A search warrant was executed in some of the structures and several exhibits ranging from paper and coins counterfeit currencies both in local and foreign, light weapons, eight motorcycles, seven generators, gadgets, and several ATM cards suspected to have been stolen from their victims were recovered”.

“All the arrested suspects will be screened, while those found culpable will be profiled and arraigned in court.

“The illegal wooden structures erected by the hoodlums were dismantled and set ablaze to deter criminals from turning these places to a brewing ground of menace.

She said the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh has reassured residents of his commitment to flush out criminals from FCT and ensure the safety of all while investigation is still ongoing.

“The CP also urges residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.”