Police arrest 29 car jackers, recover 12 cars

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Some of the suspects arrested by the police
Some of the suspects arrested by the police

The Special Tactical Squad of the  Nigerian Police has arrested 29 suspected car jackers, while simultaneously recovering 12 vehicles.

The arrests followed a crackdown ordered by the Inspector General of Police,  Ibrahim K. Idris, after being inundated by reports of car thefts and removal of vehicles from where they were packed by unidentified people, nationwide.

The  29 suspects were arrested from different states of the federation, according to a statement by DCP Don N. Awunah, the Force Public relations officer.

Awunah, who said the IGP has ordered that  the operation will be sustained to cover the entire country, asked Nigerians who have lost their vehicles to check the recovered ones now parked at the  IGP Special Tactical Squad on Heinous Crime facility at SARS premises old Abattoir Guzape District, Abuja.

The cars recovered by the police
The cars recovered by the police

The cars recovered are:

i

TOYOTA COROLA MODEL 1983

BUU 567 TG

JTILOAE820020578

LIGHT GREEN

ii

PEUGEOT 206

NIL

VF32AWFZE40911994

ASH

iii

HONDA (DC)

TRN 704 SY

18GCM56836A046647

BLACK

iv

TOYOTA CAMRY LE

KMK 108 AQ

4T1BG22K4WU386224

WHITE

v

MERCEDES 4MATIC

NIL

WDBRF6IJ42F200992

BLACK

vi

HONDA CIVIC

BU 669 EKY

JHMEK355005108661

ASH

vii

HONDA ACADEMIC

CU 518 APP

18GCD5650VA012475

BLACK

viii

GOLF 3 WAGON

RBC 416 JT

MVWZZZIHZWBO61315

DARK BLUE

ix

HONDA CIVIC

NIL

ZHGEJ6675WH519691

ASH

x

HONDA CRV JEEP

NIL

JHLRD1852VC054054

GREEN

xi

HONDA ACADEMIC

LKJ 182 AC

IHJCZ5608VA268268

ASH

xii

HONDA ACADEMIC

AG 280 KJR

IHGD5650TA073077

RED

 KIDNAPPERS, BANDITS ARRESTED TOO

In a related development, the Inspector-General of Police’s Special Tactical Squad working on intelligence sourced in Kogi and Edo States, arrested eight suspects in connection with kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling in the two States.

Three  AK 47 riffles and 147 rounds of ammunition were recovered from them.

All the suspects confessed to the crime and have admitted to the various roles they played in the commission of the offence.

They will be arraigned in court at the close of investigation.


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