An FCT man who is also an ex-convict, Peter James, 25, has been arrested alongside his accomplice Obadiah Danjuma, 29, for snatching a mobile handset from a resident, just after he concluded his jail term at Keffi prison on July 18 in connection to a similar offence.
The suspects were nabbed during separate police operations at Arewa Junction and Wuse market on Friday, as confirmed by Federal Capital Territory Police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the police spokesperson, the FCT man and his accomplice who were trying to escape with a Samsung Note 8 Duos phone that was snatched from their victim, were pursued and arrested by police operatives attached to Wuse Division on duty at Arewa junction.
“The suspects were arrested at the canal after their attempt to escape with the phone was foiled by eagle-eyed police operatives.
“The phone has been recovered from one of the arrested suspects identified as Obadiah Danjuma.
“It is important to also state that the second suspect, Peter James, is an ex-convict who has just concluded his jail term at Keffi prison on July 18 in connection with a similar offence” the statement read in part.
The owner of the recovered phone was told to contact the Police Public Relations Officer with proof of ownership to claim it. Investigation is ongoing after which the suspects will be charged to court.
Punch also reported that Police operatives attached to Wuse Division on Monday arrested one Musa Mohammed, 20, of Mabushi for stealing a phone at Wuse market. Following his arrest, a victim came up to identify the suspect as one of the three persons who used dangerous weapons to inflict injuries on him before robbing him of his phone and the sum of N4000.
Efforts were being intensified by the Police to arrest the fleeing suspects.