The tactical teams of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police command has arrested 307 suspects raiding a marked black spot, Gidan Dambe in Dei-Dei -Zuba axis.
FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh, who led the operation, said during search, one English Pistol with fifteen (15) rounds of 9mm ammunition was recovered from one Ibrahim Tukur who claimed to be a DSS personnel.
Other exhibits such as Motorcycles, wraps of marijuana, illicit substances and valuables reasonably suspected to have been stolen from innocent residents were equally recovered.
A statement issued on Monday, February 12, by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh said: “The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, on 11/02/2024 at about 11:30 PM, personally led the tactical teams of the Command in the newly launched operation velvet to raid a marked black spot, Gidan Dambe in Dei-Dei -Zuba axis and arrested three hundred and seven (307) suspects.
“While suspects are still undergoing screening, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh psc, mni, wishes to inform the members of the public of operation velvet, which was launched on 10/02/2024, comprising all the Tactical teams of the Command to curb all forms of vehicular criminality and other crimes in the Territory.”
The Commissioner of Police further cautioned officers against extortion of residents and to adopt professionalism in the discharge of their lawful duties, as security of the populace remains his utmost priority.
He urged residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.