ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Officers of the FCT Police Command have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of a Bolt Driver, Obasi Okeke, in Abuja.
Their arrest was following the discovery of the victim, lying in the pool of his blood with a slit throat at Ngugu close Area 11, Garki Abuja.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command, Haruna Garba, when he hosted the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Adebowale Williams on an operational visit to the command.
On the killers on the bolt driver, Garba said discreet investigation by the Police to ascertain the perpetrators of the dastardly act led to the arrest of the three suspects.
“In the course of the investigation, the police discovered that the deceased was a bolt driver who was called by one of the suspect to convey them to Guzape Area of Abuja.
“On the way to Guzape, the suspects asked the bolt driver to take them to a place to buy Indian hemp. When they returned to their take-off point, they discovered they had no money to pay for their trip.”
The CP said: “They then showed the deceased a fake debit alert on one of their phones claiming they had transfered the money, but the deceased insisted that he had not received any alert.
“In the ensuing argument, one of the suspects brought out a knife, slit the deceased throat, and fled from the scene”.
He said the three suspects had confessed to committing the crime and that they would be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
Furthermorw, CP Garba said the command on 18 July arrested three suspects over kidnapping in the Jikowyi area of the FCT.
He said the suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence and with the support of a patriotic individual.
In his remarks, AIG Adebowale Williams said the current security challenges in the country were a bit difficult to end because non-state actors like bandits, insurgents, kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminals were carrying out “guerrilla warfare”.
He however, warned that no matter how hard they try to perpetuate criminalities in the nooks and cranny of the country and continue the non-conventional warfare against the nation, they will be smoked out and smashed in no distant time.
His words, “The duty of the police is to prevent crime. However, where crime occurs it is our duty to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators.
“The question is how successful are we? Modern day policing in a democratic setting like ours cannot be without its own share of challenges.
“The current challenges are from the activities of non-state actors, bandits and insurgents, kidnappers and armed robbers.
“Evolution in technology has its own share of consequences.
“The modus operandi of these non-state actors which is mostly non-conventional (guerrilla warfare) makes it somewhat difficult to end the menace quickly.
“But one thing is certain, criminals have no hiding place, they will all be smoked out and smashed in no distant time”.