42-year-old man arrested with human skull



The police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has arrested a suspect, Valentine Ezeogu, 42, with a human skull in Wuye area of Abuja.

The commissioner of police in the territory, Mr Bala Ciroma, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Monday in Abuja, NAN reports

Ciroma said the suspect, who was arrested on Jan. 8 by operatives on patrol after a tip-off around Finance Quarters in Wuye, was carrying the exhibit in a polythene bag.

He said the suspect who claimed to be a gardener and lived in an uncompleted building was also caught with charms.

He said that the suspect would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.

In a related development, Ciroma said operatives of the command had arrested five robbery suspects after foiling an attempt to rob residents of a house in Gwarinpa area of Abuja.

He said the suspects were arrested on Dec. 15 after a distress call.

The suspects are: Abubakar Saidu, 26, leader of the gang was arrested at the scene, Abdulrahaman Usman,30,Ibrahim Isa, 23,Abbas Muhammed, 20 and Gambo Ibrahim,42.

He explained that four of the suspects who were initially at large were later arrested by detectives from their hideouts.

“The suspects in their statements claimed that firearms used for their robbery operations were procured for them to guard a filling station in Kwali, Abuja,“ he said.

He said exhibits recovered from the suspects included: three pump actions and 35 rounds of live cartridges.

Ciroma added that investigation was on-going and the suspects would be arraigned in court soon.

He said the command also arrested some robbery suspects at Yangoji, Kwali, Nyanya, Jabi and Orozo area of the territory.

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