Six suspected drug dealers were arrested by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, which recovered large quantities of prohibited substances from them.
On Wednesday, the spokesperson of the command, Josephine Adeh, who disclosed this in a statement, listed the names of the suspects as Suleiman Abdulrahman Bello,27, Jonathan Joseph, 35, Suleiman Shamsudeen, 22, Emeka Offor, 29, Tanko Abdullahi,20, and Luka Ishiaku,25.
The suspects were arrested in a chain of a tactical sweep operation by the Command’s Anti-Narcotic unit at different Black spots within the territory following the heels of actionable intelligence.
The statement read, “Upon the arrest, the suspects were found in possession of large quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa of different variants like Laud, Arizona, Crack Cocaine, and bottles of Codeine syrup. When interviewed, the suspects stated that they have been in the peddling business for quite a while.
“The investigation has been intensified to unravel other groundbreaking revelations that could lead to more arrests, while the suspects have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
“The FCT Commissioner of Police CP Babaji Sunday psc while frowning at the rate of moral decadence In the society, noted that crime variants are degenerates of or catalyzed by drug/substance abuse and poor upbringing, he, therefore, called on all at the apex of religious and societal spheres of influence to maximize their platforms to preach against drug/substance abuse and other deviant behaviors.
“Complementing the above, The Command urges the good people of the FCT not to relent in cooperating with the Police, to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352″.