The Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Benneth Igweh, has confirmed the arrest of at least 307 suspected criminals in the territory.
A statement issued on Monday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said the CP, who was recently deployed to the nation’s capital, personally led a tactical team of the Command in the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects.
According to her, the CP and the team raided a marked black spot, Gidan Dambe in the Dei-Dei -Zuba axis and successfully arrested the assailants.
The PPRO said one of the suspects, Ibrahim Tukur, claimed to be an officer of the Department of State Service, DSS.
She stated that during a search, one English Pistol with fifteen rounds of 9mm ammunition was recovered from the alleged 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.
“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 statement added.