The police in Abuja have arrested a man , Michael Obi -Ude , who allegedly invited his gang members to dispossess his neighbour of a huge sum of money.

Obi - Ude and his accomplices were nabbed on September 25 , 2020 , during the robbery operation at the Gwagwa area of the Federal Capital Territory.

Speaking to ABUJAPRESS , the suspect said he learnt that his neighbour usually comes home with huge amounts of money and that he planned the robbery with his friends.
The 27- year - old Obi- Ude was paraded on Thursday by the FCT Police Command alongside his accomplices , Chima Ezenwa , 23; and Daniel Godwin , 28 . The fourth suspect is said to be at large.

Obi - Ude explained that he recruited three others to carry out the robbery , but added that he did not participate in the operation .

" We were arrested for attempted robbery. I invited them (gang members ) to carry out the robbery, but I didn' t go with them , because the neighbours would recognise me . The police caught Ezenwa and he identified me , " he said .

Asked how he knew about the victim ' s financial status , he said , "My neighbour' s younger sister told my friend that her sister usually comes home with huge sums of money. So , my friend informed me and we decided to carry out the operation . "

Ezenwa revealed that he was caught when he pointed a gun at a man in the victim ' s compound , while others fled the scene .
He stated , "When we got to the target ' s house , I removed the wire from the generator and the light went off .

So , a man came out, I pointed a gun at him and the man started screaming. Others ran away and I was caught . I only used the gun to scare the man ; I don' t know how to fire it . "

The Deputy Commissioner of Police , Operations , Sunday Babaji , said one locally - made revolver and one round of live ammunition were recovered from the gang.

The DCP said a total of 19 suspects , including kidnappers , were arrested, adding that four Dane guns , five locally - made pistols , three locally - fabricated pistols , one short gun and 28 pieces of ammunition were recovered from them.
The exhibits also include four phones , two cars, one motorcycle and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.

Meanwhile, the police have launched an operation to rescue two brothers abducted on Tuesday by hoodlums at a farm in the Kabi area of Pegi community, Abuja .

Babaji said the kidnappers attacked a police team before the abduction , adding that an unnamed individual was injured during the exchange of gunfire with the hoodlums .


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