Six suspects masquerading as drivers with foreign plate numbers arrested in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested at least six suspects who masquerade as genuine drivers to commit heinous crimes in the nation’s capital.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Haruna G. Garba made this known while parading several suspects at the command’s headquarters on Thursday.


According to the CP, six vehicles belonging to the suspects have also been impounded.

The Commissioner explained that the suspects were using vehicles bearing “both foreign and local plate numbers or foreign number plates at the back and Nigeria number plate in front” to defraud unsuspecting citizens.


He noted that the modus operandi of the drivers was that “they use the vehicle to convey unsuspecting passengers and midway to their destination, they disposes them of their handsets and other valuables.


“The moment they carry out this criminal act and to avoid been traced or linked to the crime, they quickly remove the Nigeria Plate number. The suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.”

No fewer than 13 other suspected criminals were also paraded for committing different crimes across the territory.

Lawal AbdulSalam Olawale

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