The police in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have arrested a robbery gang allegedly led by a medical doctor, Ola Jimade, in Abuja.
Jimade, who is still on the run, is said to be the proprietor of Vital Care Hospital, Kubwa.
According to Northern City News, five members of the gang were arrested and paraded on Tuesday by Sadiq Bello, FCT commissioner of police.
The suspects include: Sunday Okhomode, aka Sunny-Momoh, 30; Meshak James, 23; a painter, Amusu Koku, 28; a printer, Kunle Obajemi, 49; and a goldsmith, Suleiman Isa, 26.
Bello explained that the arrests followed a reported case of armed robbery at a house in Maitama in November 2017.
He said a BMW X6 SUV, a large quantity of gold and other valuables worth millions of naira were carted away by the robbers.
“In the course of investigations, so far, five vehicles, that have their colours changed, have been recovered, out of which four have been identified by their respective owners who were robbed at gunpoint in various areas of the city.
“In addition to these, four pistols with eight rounds of live ammunition and a face mask carefully concealed in a bag in the office of the runaway Dr. Ola Solomon Jimade, were recovered during the execution of a search warrant in the suspect’s hospital.
“If anybody knows the whereabouts of Dr. Ola Jimade, who is said to be an indigene of Ife Olukotun community, Yagba East, Kogi State, he should quickly alert the nearest police station,” Bello said.
The CP stated that investigation was ongoing to recover more vehicles and arrest other members of the gang.
In a related development, the police stated that they have arrested one Destiny Abang, 32, from Boka East in Cross River State, for trying to steal a car in Area 8, Garki, Abuja.
Bello said the suspect confessed to have stolen several cars, most of which were taken to Boki in Cross River, where they were sold off.
“However, discreet investigation led to the recovery of 13 stolen cars, including a blue Mazda 323; a red Volkswagen Golf 3; an ash Mazda 323; an ash-colour Toyota Highlander; an ash-colour Mazda 323; a red Mazda, a blue Toyota Corolla car and others,” he said.