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Police Arrest Fictitious Airforce Officer, Parade Eight Others

The Federal Capital Territories (FCT) Police Command displayed seven suspects in connection with various criminal acts in the territory, vowing to combat and prohibit all forms of crime in the nation’s capital on Friday.

One of the accused is a phony Wing Commander dressed in a Nigerian Airforce outfit who admits to defrauding several naïve members of the public while wearing the costume.

The defendant, 32-year-old Jack Bemdoo, who was apprehended after surveillance at Durumi Park on August 1, 2021 for impersonating Nigerian Airforce officers, said that he utilized the Airforce kit he illegally obtained to intimidate and extort money from scared members of the public.

Mr. Sunday Babaji, the new FCT Police Commissioner, announced this while parading eight (8) criminal suspects in his median press conference, said that the suspects will be charged in court once the investigation is completed.

He urged FCT residents, other stakeholders, and the media to assist in the battle against crime in the FCT, and vowed to build on his predecessors’ legacy in office.

Usman Abdullahi, 37, and Sanusi Adamu, 30, both males from Mpape and Masaka in the territory, are other suspects.

They were apprehended for stealing power high tension wires along Shere-Bwari in the city, with over 20 yards of high tension aluminum cables seized from them.

Along Nyanya in the FCT, one Justice Ezeogu, 36, was also paraded with six bags of dried leaves thought to be marijuana.

He is claimed to have admitted to being an Indian hemp seller and will be handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.

Ndifreke Samuel, 36, of Area 1 was also accused of attempting to rob a victim of a Toyota Corolla with a sharp knife.

Michael Itopa, 24, was also accused of robbing his victim in Garki, Abuja, and was apprehended while attempting to flee with a fake gun as a disguise.

Ebuba Mbani, 33, and Sunday Atu, 26, who were cultists and members of a group known as the Black Movement of Africa, are two additional suspects.

Security is everyone’s business, according to the senior police official, and the Police Command should work together with the FCT Administration, sister security agencies, and community stakeholders to nip crime in the bud within the city.

“I will build on my predecessor’s legacy by ensuring that we improve proactive intelligence-based crime-fighting techniques to nip crimes in the bud within the FCT,” he said.

“Without equivocation, I wish to emphasize explicitly that no criminal elements will be permitted within the FCT, and that anyone with criminal objectives must either repent or face the full wrath of the law.”

Following the end of their investigations, the suspects would be charged before the nation’s courts of law, according to the Commissioner of Police.

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