According to the report confirmed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, one Hamisu Tukur, 25, has been apprehended for stealing away a van which belongs to the FRSC Headquarters at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.
The FCT Police mouthpiece noted that the suspect was arrested during a stop and search operation following an alert call from the office of the Nigerian paramilitary agency.
He said, “In a prompt response to a distress call received by the FCT Police Command’s control room, the Command on 5th September 2020 arrested one Hamisu Tukur ‘m’ 25years at the outskirt of Bwari, for stealing a vehicle belonging to the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Headquarters stationed at SkyMemorial, Wuse Zone 5.
“The fleeing suspect was arrested by the eagle-eyed Police Operatives from Bwari Division during a stop and search operation, following call received from the FRSC Headquarters by the Command’s control room.
“The exhibits recovered from the suspect are one (1) white Toyota Hilux-HQ-26RS and a single key.”
Manzah affirmed that the command has commenced a further investigation into the matter, noting that Tukur will be charged to the court upon conclusion of the investigation.
The police spokesperson again urged citizens in the Federal Capital Territory to promptly report or call the agency’s emergency number in case of any distress. He gave the numbers as follows; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 assuring resident of the agency’s commitment to protecting their lives and property.
Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has dismissed eighteen officers of the commission over crimes ranging from bribery, forgery, number plate racketeering and scandalous activities.