Over 200 Scavengers Arrested by Police in Abuja, 3 Suspects Nabbed for Bolt Driver’s Murder
The FCT Police Command in Abuja has apprehended more than 200 scavengers who have been causing disturbances in the city by vandalizing vehicles, robbing manholes, and terrorizing residents. Over the past two months, the police have been cracking down on the activities of these individuals, also known as ‘Babanbolas,’ who have been responsible for the destruction of critical infrastructures in the FCT. The suspects have been arrested and arraigned in court for their actions.
Additionally, the police have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of a Bolt driver, Obasi Okeke. The victim was found lying in a pool of blood with his throat slit in the Ngugu Close Area 11, Garki Abuja. During the investigation, it was revealed that the deceased was a Bolt driver called to transport the suspects to Guzape Area. However, after the ride, the suspects claimed they had made a payment through a fake debit alert, which led to an argument. In the course of the argument, one of the suspects attacked and killed the driver with a knife.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Adebowale Williams, visited the command and commended their efforts in combating crime. He acknowledged the challenges posed by non-state actors like bandits, insurgents, kidnappers, and armed robbers, who often engage in guerrilla warfare. Despite these difficulties, he assured the public that the police will continue to enhance their proactive policing efforts using technology and intelligence units to combat criminal activities and apprehend perpetrators.