By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has confirmed the arrest of an alleged informant and logistics supplier to a kidnapping and banditry group terrorising the FCT and its environs.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday, 11 June, 2023 in Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of power.
Adeh, who said the suspect, arrested by the anti-Kidnapping Unit at the Mongoro Forest, had been on the wanted list of the command, just as she also added that the suspect was arrested over involvement in the supply of firearms, ammunition and other weapons.
According to her, the suspect was also involved in the supply of food items and illicit drugs to the criminals in their various hideouts in the forests using a motorcycle.
She added that exhibits recovered from the suspect include one AK47 rifle, AK47 ammunition, one mobile phone, foodstuffs and an unregistered boxer motorcycle.
She said investigations into the case had been intensified to identify and cut off the criminals’ supply chain and arrest other members of the gang.