PHOTOS: Police Arrest Abuja Robbers
There had been several reports of robberies around Apo and Mabushi Axis of Abuja.
But the attack on one Nasir Yusuf, a staff of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) who was robbed on Monday, January 22 became the robbers’ nemesis.
Two vehicles; a Mercedes Benz E350, Ford Escape SUV 2.0 and other expensive valuables and gadgets in Yusuf’s house were carted away.
Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team IRT embarked on unrelenting follow up between Thursday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 13.
Their efforts to bring the armed robbers to justice, then paid off with the arrest of eight (8) of the armed robbers.
The receivers of the stolen vehicles, who specialized in moving stolen Nigerian cars to Niger Republic were also arrested.
They all confessed to multiple robberies in Abuja and mentioned the various roles each gang member played in all their robberies.
Three TV sets and other items were recovered while efforts to recover remaining goods and the two stolen cars moved to Niger Republic are in progress.
According to Police findings, the duo of Danjuma Musa and Mustapha Labaran specialized in moving stolen cars in Nigeria across the border to Niger Republic to avoid the difficulties criminals are now facing in re-registration stolen cars in Nigeria.
According to the police, the nationwide networking of the car registration system in Nigeria is working very well so much so that it is becoming more difficult to register the same car twice.